Stock images have come a long way!
At the beginning of the month I wrote a post sharing 4 of my favorite stock image sites I use for my own content. Since I wrote that post, I've been introduced to a two more great sites, so I figured I'd round out that list with them and a few other sites I didn't mention in my last post. Plus, considering I just wrote a fun post utilizing Canva to make graphics, I thought it would be a good time to share these other resources.
Death to the Stock Photo - are two professional photographers David Sherry and Allison Lehman who saw a niche in the market after shooting images for brands, bloggers, and friends. Now they offer their image packets once a month via email, or you can sign up for premium and have access to all of the photos at once. Death to Stock images are beautiful, crisp, and relevant, that come in themed packs(After I wrote my last stock photo post, Abby Glalssenberg mentioned via Twitter that she loved this site. I saw immediately why.)
Public Domain Archive - Matt Hobbs set out about designing and creating this site with the sole purpose of building a repository for great photographs that fall under Creative Common Public Domain Dedication -- which simply means use these images in any way you want, both personally and commercially. PDA offers high quality public domain images every single day. He's done a great job, and goes so far as to offer different categories to comb through.
Refe - is a Tumblr dedicated to high quality mobile images for anyone to use. I can't find too much info on Refe, but their photos are fun, different, and you would never be able to guess they're mobile. It looks like they may be launching a pay-to-play model soon as their Twitter page suggests.
New Old Stock - is another Tumblr layout, but this time it's vintage and old stock photos that are free of known copyright restriction. A lot of the images are indeed vintage, and when I say vintage I mean super old -timey -- so they may not be relevant with your current content, but hell I'm just the messenger you take what you need here. But you're a creative minx, so I know you'll utilize them!
Little Visuals - ANOTHER Tumblr! Do we see a trend here? Like Unsplash, Refe, and New Old Stock, this is a stream of great images to pick and choose from that also fall under copyright free.
Gratisography - shares photography by Ryan McGuire all under Creative Common Public Domain Dedication to do with as you wish. Some of the pics are a little creepy, and some are truly wonderful. All of them are high quality, colorful, and unique. Plus beggers can't be choosers, now can we!