Blogging 101 | Where to Find the Best Royalty Free Images for your Blog

May 7, 2019

When it comes to blogging just about every blogger knows that the biggest way to stand out from the crowd is to have amazingly high quality, eye-catching photographs. Bloggers also need to create graphics that are social media friendly. For every blog post that gets published, there’s a blogger who’s created a Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and probably Twitter-friendly graphic for use when it comes to sharing the blog content on social media.

Today I’m sharing some advice for bloggers who want to know where to find the best royalty free images for their blog. There are many websites where you can purchase images for use on your blog, but you need to know where to go.

Royalty Free Images for your Blog


This site releases 10 new photos every 10 days, making it a great site to find high-quality royalty-free, CC-0 Licensed, and public domain photos for your blog. The search feature on Unsplash is pretty user friend allowing you to search by keyword, theme or topic to find the best high-quality royalty free images for your blog.

Public Domain Photos

You can easily search for public domain photographs to use royalty free images in your blog posts. The search feature makes it possible for any blogger to search using a term that’s relevant to the blog post they’re working on and in turn find images for use within the blog post. A public domain photo is basically one where the copyright has expired or never existed so you’re free to use the image.

New Old Stock

This is an interesting site where you can find historical royalty free images that don’t have any copyright to them. If you’re looking for unique, older style photographs for a blog post then this is your site for royalty free images for your blog. The historical photos are fun to look at, even if you’re not looking to use them in your next blog post.


This site offers you a chance to search for royalty-free CC-0 licensed images using any word you want to search by. While the site has many photos to choose from, it can be rather difficult at times to narrow down the search to a photograph that truly suits your needs for a royalty-free image for your blog. This is last on the list due to the fact that sometimes it’s more difficult to find a good image for some topics.

Each of these sites will aid you to find the best royalty free images for your blog will help inspire you to spend less money on high-quality photographs by simply using photos that are free on public domain or offered free of us by the creator. The next time you’re looking for a high-quality photograph for your blog post, I highly recommend you visit these sites to find a royalty free photo for your blog.

Photo Credit: unsplash-logoDesola Lanre-Ologun unsplash-logoAnete Lūsiņa unsplash-logoDomenico Loia

  • Rebecca Smith May 7, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    This post is a really handy resource. I love using Unsplash for free images. I do tend to purchase cheap bundles as well when I see good offers.

  • Samantha Donnelly May 7, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    What a great post, I use unsplash but at times they do not have what I am looking for x

  • Sarah May 7, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    This is a fab resource, i’m saving it! I tend to use Unsplash the most but I will definitely check these others out. Thank you!

  • michelle twin mum May 7, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    UNsplash is definiately my favourite and where I go to for images nowadays. Always useful to have some others for back up though. Cheers Mich x

  • Kacie Morgan May 8, 2019 at 8:12 am

    I often use an image from Pixabay or Pexels if I can’t find a relevant photo for a blog post; I do prefer to use my own images though.

  • Anosa May 9, 2019 at 10:50 am

    I don’t like pixaby as it has some not so free pictures so wouldn’t recommend that others but other ones are good.

  • Super Busy Mum May 9, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Unsplash & Pixabay are two of my favourites! I’d never heard of the other two, so thanks!

  • Rachael May 9, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    I’m a big fan of Unsplash and Pixabay but I’ve not used any of the other ones yet. Good to know about them though!

  • Playdays and Runways May 10, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    I’ve never used any of these sites before. Will have to check them out.

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