Stock photos are a problem. On the one hand, they’re a great way to make your content more interesting and attractive by emphasizing a point, breaking up text, or just by helping you stand out from the crowd.
On the other hand, they can be expensive, terrible, or completely and utterly inexplicable. Who knew that eating salad alone was so hilarious?
Often, you’re faced with a choice between expensive, strange, paid stock photos, and free stock photography for nonprofits that either have a watermark, or are completely uninspired.
It doesn't have to be that way. Here at EveryAction, we’ve decided to share some of our most closely held secrets. Here’s our guide to the world of beautiful, and high-quality free stock photography websites for nonprofits. Stop downloading terrible stock photos of… whatever is going on here:
And check out these 9 free stock photo websites instead. You’ll be glad you did.
Stock images are the means by which those of us without photographic talent can find great images to decorate our blogs. While many sites charge for the right to use that picture of a tangerine on a plate facing the beach at sunset, there are a vast majority out there that do allow free access to free stock photos that aren’t grainy or out of focus.
The only thing you’ll need to pay attention to, however, is reading their licenses. Though free, some have stipulations that require attribution. So long as you don’t mind that, the free stock photo world is your oyster
You know that feeling when you're busy in the office or working from home but that piece of work just isn't coming together? You don't have the time to sort something from scratch so you decide to search for some free vector art online – but it's not always easy to find what you're looking for.
A good selection of free resources – including free fonts and free vector art – can be a lifesaver for any designer. But more often than not, the process of finding what you need amidst cluttered, confusing pages just adds to the mounting deadline stress.
To help you avoid that experience, we've put together a hand-picked guide to the best free vector art resources, including various useful designs you can download in preparation for future projects. Please note and respect the Creative Commons licence if there is one.