Yep Images Impact

Great images are like fairy dust on a website. They drive brands, create mood and tell stories. Most websites use online image resources in some way. So while the long term plan might be to have a photoshoot here are some great image resources with desicriptions in the meantime.

Favourites

Great tools

: Free images

https://burst.shopify.com: Lovely images in broad categories. Real looking people.

Stock Snap: Regularly added to collection. Hundreds of high resolution free from copyright restrictions.
Gratisography: It is Ryan McGuire collection. Creative Commons lisence. Interesting artistic photographs.

Negative Space: lots here!

Albumarium: Great categories. A favourite!

freestocks.org

MM Stock.com/

: Personal collaction of Jeffrey Betts . Small collection but well tagged helping see what is available.

Life of Pix

: Free videos too !

Foodies Feed: 800 food photos free for use.

Pixabay

: Large Collection of photos, vectors and art illustrations! A favourite 🙂

Kaboompics

: A favourite. Natural feeling to photos and well suited. They don’t have that stick photo feel. Can also search by palette which is handy!

Shotstash

Small collection. A bit slick for regualr use. A corporate feel.

Styled Stock Feminie feel photos. Have a formal wedding feel. Can search by colour.

Barn Images Guide to finding a perfect imageLimited access but good article

http://finda.photo

Bit average.

Good Stock Photos/

Not great quality . But a few photos not found in other places . like cows! and esay to see what they have.

http://lockandstockphotos.com/

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Shutter Stock Discover over 125 million royalty-free images, video clips, and music tracks. Costs around 5 per photo. But lots of searching and thinking a saving can mean it is money well spent. Also has a New Zealand photos. Search on New Zealand resulted in 157,506. (Stock Photos, Illustrations, and Vector Art). Can try before buying. A real go to place!

Magdeleine

Limited supply

http://nos.twnsnd.co/

Lovely vintage photos

http://photos.bypeople.com/

Pic Jumbo

Small collection but some good photos there. But no focus on close ups of people.

http://www.pexels.com/

Great photos free. I really like the photos here A favourite!

http://publicdomainarchive.com/us/

A good res

http://foter.com a few NZ photos. V large collection 335 Million Free Stock Photos. Some great photos but not well categorised so takes time to search

http://www.everystockphoto.com

Searches flickr and other free sources. Often not good quality

RGB stock

– lots of good photos well categorised. But broad categories eg has a music with interesting images
free videos

Mazwai

Download free creative commons HD video clips & footages.

The pattern Library interesting patterns

Splashbase Good for web.

http://snapwiresnaps.tumblr.com/

Great if you want a particular type of photo . you can request it here. Great for brands. Not a budget option.

http://startupstockphotos.com/

Nice tech start up photos. Yep these are free 🙂

http://stokpic.com/

big tick.. older . ok categories. Nice natural photos.

http://superfamous.com/

Artistic backgrounds. and some lovely gradient backgrounds. Agency standard!

http://travelcoffeebook.com/

Really lovely travel photos. But these can be used for relaxation too … eg sailing ones.

http://www.designerspics.com/

Small selection of top quality images!

http://www.goodfreephotos.com/

Has NZ images here under main cities. World wide countries and cities too! Average search ability in other areas.

http://www.gratisography.com/

Very stylised images. Not for most purposes.

http://www.lifeofpix.com/

Small selection of nice photos. Barely mad the list cos its so small.

http://www.splitshire.com/

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/

New York Pubic Library Collection . Only low res image available for download. Or Tiff for high resolution if you are into graphics.

https://stocksnap.io/

Quality images . Very good for websites. Broad categories only.

https://unsplash.com/

High quality images. Broad category search ability.

The very best tool I have found to establish branding colours online. 3 months free.
https://coolors.co/app – color generator and great lessons for design and branding. Free for 3 months

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