Feel free to pin and share ♥ Emma Rae Thomas + The Poor Little Blogger Team

Feel free to pin and share ♥ Emma Rae Thomas + The Poor Little Blogger Team

5 Free or Cheap Places to Get Gorgeous Stock Photography

Happy Monday Blogging Buddies!

Everyone always sends in questions and comments complimenting our branding and asking where we get our photos from.

The Truth is, in the case of most of our sites, we get our photos from a lot of different paid sources, and edit them to fit in with our theme!

Additionally, we reuse our cover photos on articles from one of our sites to another because our branding is so different from site to site, that it looks like a whole new picture by the time our graphic design team is done!

If you are looking to recreate this feel on your own site or are just interested in finding new resources to grab cheap or free images, check out the resource list we made you below. ♥

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With Love,

♥ Emma Rae Thomas + The Poor Little Blogger Team

5 Free or Cheap Places to Get Gorgeous Stock Photography

PicJumbo – If you are looking for an easy way to search through a fairly large database of stock photos that you can use free of charge, PicJumbe provides. It has an especially heavy focus on food and drinks making it perfect for a food blogger or restaurant who’s just getting started. Some of the pictures do require attribution so be sure to double check before using them, but for the low cost of free, it’s tough to complain about having to give credit for some gorgeous photo work.

IM Creator – IM Creator, if you haven’t heard of them before, offer a number of tools that are fantastic for a fledgling we designer, and one of those incredible tools is a gallery of stock photography that you can use free of charge. What really sets these guys apart though is the overall quality of their stock images (a lot of these photos look better than photo’s that you will see for sale in professional portfolios.) The photo’s do require attribution, but one look at the quality on display here and you won’t care that they need it.

Gratisography – This website is, in a word, stunning. It’s got it all, a boatload of stunning images, no cost, no attribution required, and an easy to use search system that lets you grab exactly the types of images that you need. This really is the holy grail of free stock image sites. The massive variety of photo types will shock you, and, even more shocking, is the fact that they were all taken by one man, the talented Ryan McGuire.

Mourgefile – Despite its somewhat macabre name, Mourgefile is an excellent source of stock images, usable free of charge. Their database of files is enormous (they have been running since 1996, so they have had plenty of time to build them up), weighing in at over 9000 images available. The tagging is somewhat basic, and an attribution is requested for some photos, but the sheer mass of photos available silences any negative attributes.

123RF – While 123RF isn’t free, it does have a low cost that can be comfortably squeezed into the financial plan of any blogger on a budget. Starting at just under a dollar per photo, you can easily grab low cost, high-quality photos from a massive array of choices. As an added bonus, 123RF isn’t just for photos, they have videos and vector images as well, making it a one-stop-shop for all of your stock media needs.