If it’s just a personal blog/project you’re busy with, you don’t always have the money to afford professional quality stock photos. But don’t worry; you don’t have to settle for mediocre photos that will make your site look everything but professional. There are quite a few sites where you can get quality stock photos to use for free. The images on these sites are almost all released under creative commons public domain and are free of copyright restrictions. Read more about creative commons licenses on their site.
All photos on this site have been released under the creative commons public domain license and therefore need no attribution.
The photos on this site have also been released under the creative commons public domain license and 10 new photos are added every 10 days.
A great site if you’re looking for something a bit quirky. These images are for personal and commercial use and are free of copyright restrictions. All photos by Ryan McGuire.
This site contains photos from public archives, which are free of known copyright restrictions.
The images on this site also don’t require attribution, although spreading the word about the site is appreciated.
Of course, you can give credit where credit’s due if your project allows it. Giving attribution to the photographer is always appreciated, especially when it’s not expected.