Having great images on a website can really make a difference to how your website is perceived by the traffic on your site. Bad quality images can ruin a website, where as high quality images can really bring a website to life and create more conversions.
We can’t always get the images we want from a photoshoot and sometimes at the beginning of our business journey we simply don’t have the budget for a photographer. However, just because we don’t have the budget, doesn’t mean we can’t have great images.
Luckily, there are a wide range of websites where you can get images from. Free images and paid images. On my website, I use a range of stock mock up photos where I place pictures of my websites. It’s really made such a difference!
I am not lying when I say pexels is my favourite website to find free images. I could spend hours going through pexels. Simply type in what you want and filter through the photos. You can filter by position ( vertical or horizontal) or colours. It’s super handy when coming to choose photos for your particular aesthetic.
Pexels has thousands of photographers who have their collections ready to download. Their collections can contain photos & videos!
Unsplash is another favourite of mine. You can sort by orientation, colour and relevance to your search!
With over 1 million free creative resources, you are sure to find something that will suit you.
Istock allows you to use photos if you pay. The photos are of great quality in my opinion and are worth the money. Don’t forget if you are using free images all the time, you are going to likely have the same generic images as everyone else. Paying is worth it!
With over 1 million free creative resources, you are sure to find something that will suit you on Istock.
These guys have a mammoth amount of content! Shutterstock has over $1 billion downloads available! They have over 1 million contributors and is available in 150 countries.
Did you know that canva has images online for your website and social media?! Me neither! I only found this out recently! You can use them in your creations. Premium has the best selection (naturally).
Creative market is one of my favourites because you are supporting small businesses who are selling their stock photos. You can find really unique images here for your website.
Another way to support some more small businesses. I find on etsy you find super beautiful, unique offerings!
I hope I’ve answered your question, ‘Where can I find images for my website.’
ALEC Creative researches stock images as part of our packages if needed, get in touch if you would like to outsource your website and leave it to us!
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