Stock photos are important when it comes to blogging. As a blogger, you need eye-grabbing photos that draw people in. Photos are a must when it comes to blog engagement and views.

However, for legal issues, you don't want to use photos you aren't necessarily allowed to use or steal from others. You have to be careful when selecting photos online. They could have a copyright infringement on them.

Here are the top websites I use for my blog that have free high-quality photos that bloggers are allowed to use without penalty.

  • pexels - Stock photos and videos shared by talented creators. Thousands of photos right at your fingertips. Get topic-specific and type in keywords.
  • unsplash - Beautiful, free photos. Gifted by the world's most generous community of photographers. 
  • pixabay - Stunning free images & royalty-free stock. Over 1 million+ high-quality stock images and videos shared by our talented community.
  • picxclicx - Free stock photos. Browse specific topics that you need photos for.
  • gratisography - The world's quirkiest collection of free high-resolution pictures, comprised of the world's best, most creative images - photos you just won't find anywhere else. All free of copyright restrictions.
  • pikwizard - Another great site to get high-quality photos! I recently was introduced to the site and I am loving it!
What websites do you use as a blogger for photos? I would love to know in the comments below. Hopefully, this little cheat sheet was helpful to you. Let me know in the comments down below.