Running a small business can be costly, especially when it comes to marketing. The costs involved with design, print and online marketing can all add up before you’ve even begun making a profit. At Cyber we are small business champions and want to help give you the best tips where possible to maximise your resources. So here are 5 great places where you can get your hands on free stock photos!
Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free stock photos. All contents are released under Creative Commons CC0, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist – even for commercial purposes. You can copy and change the images however you like.
Canva is a free online graphic design tool that allows you to create images like social media images, posters, banners, infographics and pretty much any graphic you can think of! In addition, they have a comprehensive catalogue of stock imagery that is free to use when designing your artwork. They also have a whole range of templates available, so if design isn’t your strong suit, no need to worry!
Possibly one of our favourite websites – Unsplash is an online portfolio of free photos donated by some incredibly talented photographers. They are organised by collections such as ‘nature’ ‘animals’ ‘travel’ and ‘fashion’. NASA even has their own collection (yes we do spend way too much time on here). The photos are available for use by anyone, but it’s polite to credit the photographer where possible.
Pexels is a great little website that allows photographers to upload their work, and also scours the web for the best free stock photos to add to their collection. All photos are high quality and available under the Pexels license. Their mission is to empower creators and give them access to some of the best photography out there – for free!
And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, you can always try Google Images. Simply type your request into the search bar, click on ‘Tools’ then ‘Usage rights’ and ‘Labelled for reuse’.
So there you have it! If you have any more questions about design for your small business, you can call our friendly team on +44 (0) 1284 330188 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.