Building a business or entrepreneurial website? We have just what you need, a collection of the best sources for free stock photos for businesses. These free stock photo websites offers.
When is one free stock photo source for your projects ever enough. More and more free stock photo website are being added everyday. But if you are looking for specific photos for business, here is how you can cut straight to the chase.
Top 20 Best Free Stock Photos for Business and Projects
The links below take you straight to the largest collection of business photos that you can use for free on your website or prints. Choose from dozens to thousands of free photos that are business oriented. Like what you see, please share it on so others can take advantage of the free resources too.
Burst is a free stock photo website created by Shopify. The site contains stunning stock photos uploaded by photographers from all over the worl. You can use them in your blog or website and other personal or commercial uses. Images are royalty-free. Categories that may apply to you if you are looking for images for business and entrepreneurial projects include teamwork, planning, professional, meetings, businessman, business woman, startup, entrepreneur, office, handshake, work and people. Browsing by collection is easy and intuitive. Downloading is even easier, simply hover over the thumbnail and choose between high or low res.
Pexels – browse by popular searches
It may not be immediately obvious but choose Explore from the top navigation menu then choose Popular Search and you will be presented with many categories that you can pick to help you filter through the photos and find one suitable for your project. The website prides itself in providing high quality and completely free stock photos. With hundreds of thousands of curated photos source from free image websites. Image source includes Pixabay, Gratisography, Little Visuals and many more. The images fall under Pexels License which is free for personal and commercial use without the need for attribution. Here is another website with infinite scrolling and continuous quick loading of images, the best way to use a stock photo website. However, you will need to click through to the individual image holding page to download. Registration is now required. You can also find free video clips at Pexels Videos.
Infinite scroll and lazy loading of images is what we like. It lets you stay on the page instead of the old click frenzy pagination. StockSnap.io supports this right from the front page. Simply scroll down and have even more images loaded quickly and smoothly to keep browsing on the same page. When you are ready to download, click on the image itself to go to the individual page and choose Free Download. Other similar images and photos are also available on this page. All images are CC0 licensed.
NegativeSpace browse by Category Business
Images here fall under the CC0 which means they are free to download and use in any way you wish. You can search for your business related photos easily using the Business category or keyword search. The site welcomes all photographers and their contributions making it a community site. The caveat is that the photos are not vetted before they are published. It also takes photos from other websites such as Burst and Little Visuals. Registration is not required to download and use the images however and wherever you like. To download an image, you will need to click through on the thumbnails to open the individual page and click on the download free stock photo.
Pixabay – browse by Category Business/Finance, Education, Computer, People
Another of my favourite, Pixabay, offers a variety of free stock photos that are grouped by categories. The site also lets you sort the images by photos, vector graphics or illustrations as well as size and colours. A new section has been added recently to include Video clips. All this is available to download and use in commercial and non-commercial projects both in altered and unaltered forms without permission or credit. There are some restrictions and you can find this here. To download the images, a login is required. Registration is however free. If you are happy with the image in low res, simply right click and choose save image. These are usually up to 1280 pixels perfect for the web.
Photos are grouped by collections. Check out Work + Tech, Getting Work Done, City Streets, Phones and Tablets, Desktop and Laptop, Pen and Paper and Cars and Trucks for photos that will work for business related projects. There is also a separate wallpapers and videos section where again you will find high resolution images and videos that you can use, all free for even for commercial applications.
The website’s infinite scroll and lazy loading of images makes even more user friendly and fast. You need not browse from page to page to find what you want. It also comes with a quick way to download your image. Simply hover over the thumbnail and click on the down arrow appearing on the bottom right corner of the thumbnail. Again, this saves on a couple more clicks. But if you want to see more of the same, click on the thumbnail and scroll down to the related section. All images are free for commercial and personal use and comes with unlimited digital use.
pixjumbo – browse by category Business, Architecture & Work
Pixjumbo has a huge collection of business, work and marketing images all available to download for free and can be use for any web project for business. Other categories that may be relevant to business include architecture, work and people. There are more than two and a half million photos on the site and you can browse this quickly by category or tag. Created by photographer and designer Vikto Hanacek, the site has been around since 2013. If you like his work, you can also find premium collections under the picjumbo premium.
picography – browse by category Business, City, Technology
picography lets you browse the collection by category which can be very helpful to cut to the chase. Some of the categories that will work for your business or projects include business, city, technology, hospitality and street. Most of the photos are pulled from other sources as redistributed here under CC0 license. Some of the sources are also featured here. The sources include Pixabay, Nappy, Little Visuals, Gratisography, DoNotErase, Freephotos.cc, Negative Space, Neonbrand, Alex Knight, Energepic and more. You can find all their own photos here.
kaboompics – browse by photoshoots
The photos are organised by photo shoots. Picking the right category or photoshoot lets you in on a whole collection of related photos that you can use for your project. We found a photoshoot called ‘a woman works at a desk with a laptop and a cup of coffee’. Other similar photo shoots include ‘laptop, coffee and cake with meringue and whipped cream on black marble’, ‘man working on macbook at lake’ and ‘open book on a pink background’.
Skitterphoto – browse by category Business and Finance
Apart from the Business and Finance, use the Architeture, Industry, People and Technology for photos that business focused. Some of the photos appear overly touched up and dated but you certainly find some gems in there.
Free stock photography website with contributions from a community of photographers. You can use the photos without any restrictions for both personal and commercial use. New photos are added weekly and if you are a photographer youself, sign up to create your own portfolio and follow your favourite photographers. Life of Pix also has a site for free videos called simply Life of Vids, which again can be used for business projects especially those of Office scenes.
Other categories on the site that you might consider on your business website Office, Technology, Architecture and People. All photos are free for commercial and personal purposes and free to adapt but with some restrictions such as not share or republish, not resell and not use in degrading or illicit manner, more information on the license here.
You can find a good number of business focused photos like air port scenes, people working in the office, office scenes, white boards and sticky notes, air plane, cafes, people working, start-up offices, group sessions, cafes, and more. All images are free for business and commercial use.
Freestocks.org – browse by category: City & Architecture, People, Objects and Technology
The site may not have a category called Business but you can still find plenty of good images under the category of city and architecture, people, fashion, food and drinks as well as objects and technology. There is a quick way to download the photos, simply hover over the thumbnail and click on the download button that appears on the bottom right corner. Again, like all the photo stock websites featured here, the photos on freestocks.org are royalty free and can be used for both commercial and personal projects as they are licensed under CC0 terms.
The site has a collection of very clean, minimalistic photos with white and plain background, and mostly of desks or desktop scenes and work surfaces. Although, the work surface here is more beauty and style related, it makes for a good website or business that focuses on women, fashion, beauty and cosmetics. The site prides itself as being a feminine stock photography site with beautiful and free styled images for your projects. While Styled Stock retains copyright to the images, you can use and adapt it for commercial or personal purposes.
The site has a huge collection of fee pics that you can do anything with as they are CC0 licensed. Photos that you might consider for use for business focused projects include city scapes, buildings, surfaces, cafe, food and nature.
Buildings, landscapes, and surfaces, and close-ups. The site is by Nic who sadly passed away in 2013. The family continued the site going and set up a charity called Hand on Heart to raise money for portable defibrillators for schools and sports areas. Head over JustGiving to find out more.
For food and catering business, you can’t go wrong with foodiesfeed. Photos there are professionally taken and shared under the Creative Common Zero license. Their mission is to help get rid of all ugly stock photos on the inter web by offering their fresh new ones all for free.
Part of Foodiesfeed family, the Foodiesfeed Magazine features not only photos of food but the people behind them. Both foodiesfeed and foodiesfeed follows Jakub and girlfriend Hana as well as other contributors in their quest for photo perfect food.
Other Free Stock Photo Websites
- Negative Space
- Startup Stock Photos
- Fancy Crave
- ISO Republic
- New Old Stock