VA Tips: 10 Free (and Awesome!) Stock Photo Sites

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Copyright and plagiarism allegations are nightmares for content writers, social media managers, and website editors. Luckily, there are numerous websites that offer fantastic stock photos for free. This is great news for virtual assistants who constantly use images in their projects or tasks.

To help virtual employees like you avoid any copyright violation issues in the future, we’ve put together this handy list of 10 free stock photo sites you can get images from.

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Pixabay is probably one of the most popular stock photo sites available today. It boasts of a huge repository of high-resolution and free photos, vectors, and illustrations. The site is easy to navigate as you just need to enter keywords related to your search and the site will provide all related images.

Kaboom Pics

Kaboom Pics focuses more on food, landscapes, abstract and city architecture. If you need material that falls under these categories, then Kaboom Pics may be the site you’re looking for.

Negative Space

Negative Space boasts of beautiful, free high-resolution photos with no restrictions. This means that you can use the photos they offer for personal or commercial use. The site’s interface also makes it easier for a VA to look for photos for their specific project. Images can be searched through different categories, so browsing is easier. Negative Space also offers bulk downloading of images depending on theme and format.


PicJumbo offers new photos daily that can be used for your blog, website or social media marketing campaign. Because they offer new images daily, PicJumbo has a wide variety of pictures of different subjects and topics.


The images offered by Freerange are certified high-resolution shots as they come from in-house photographers and external contributors. You can expect excellent shots in terms of visual quality and artistic value.


If you’re into unique collections of architectural photos and vibrant images of animals, LibreShot may be the site for you. If you’re wondering where they get their images, their regular contributors include designers, teachers, students, bloggers, and journalists.

Death To Stock Photo

If you’re not in a hurry to gather images or if you’re not the browsing type, Death to Stock Photo may be the site to fill your needs. All you need to do is to submit your email for subscription and expect fresh photos to be sent to your inbox monthly.


Splitshire is the brainchild of Daniel Nanescu, an Italian photographer who took his passion for photography into sharing images online. These are personal shots for the public to see and use. He is willing to share his shots as he understands that great images are hard to come by. Good thing there’s Splitshire.

Life Of Pix

Another site that offers quality artistic shots is Life of Pix. With the collaboration of numerous talented photographers, the site has grown into a repository of vibrant and vivid photographs that content managers, web designers and social media managers can use at their own discretion.


Pexels is a user-friendly website that allows you to search for quality images easily. The choices of photos are guaranteed exceptional as these are said to be handpicked from different image sources. This simply means you get the “best of the best” photos in Pexels that you can use personally or commercially.

These are just some of the best stock photo sites available today. Take advantage of these sites and browse each one if possible so you can get that perfect photo you need for your blog, social media campaign or for your client’s website.


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