In this article, I’m going to show you four different places where you can find free stock photos that you can use without having to worry about copyright issues.
The first place we’re going to go to is pexels.com. Let’s do a search and see what we can find. When I did a search for “trucks”, all these images came up.
You could get more specific if you want and search for different types of trucks but this will give you an idea of what you will find.
What I love about Pexels is that you can get free B roll which is just free videos. Of course, the best way to get free videos and pictures is to take them yourself. But, you won’t always have access to everything that you want. So on Pexels, here are videos relating to trucks that are all free to use.
Let’s do a search for waterfalls. Here is a selection of videos that pop up when searching for waterfalls.
As you can see, these videos are all varying lengths and you can add your own audio if you want to.
I did a search on flicker.com for trucks and here’s what I found.
All of these pictures are free to use. You can download them and put them on your videos without any copyright issues.
3. Adobe Free Stock
To find this site, I just googled “free stock photos” and Adobe popped up.
These are all free stock assets. Obviously, if you use something like Adobe, they’re going to try and sell you some images. Sometimes, I don’t use Adobe because they may mix in a really good paid image with the free ones. If you decide that you want that one, you’ll realize that it’s an image that you have to pay for. This can get a little frustrating when you’re just trying to find a good image to use.
Fortunately, you don’t have that problem with Pexels which is why I like to try to find a photo on their site first.
4. Creative Commons
This is probably going to be the easiest thing to do. To find these images, you just do a search on Google. Let’s say that we want to find some clipart of a heart.
Once you’ve entered the search term and hit enter, you’ll find a lot of search results that will come up. What you want to do is click on “images”.
Now, this is where a lot of people make the mistake of assuming that all these images are free to use. However, some of them do have copyrights on them. To find out which of these images have no copyright attached click on “tools” and under “usage rights” click on “creative commons”.
Now you’ll see all the images that are free to use. The choices may not be as many but you can be confident that you’re not going to face any copyright issues when you use these images.
In fact, I don’t even look at all the images until I’ve selected “creative commons”. This way I’m not disappointed if some of the really good ones aren’t free to use.
With these free images, you can just download them and use them as you wish. You can even remove the background if you want to. I’ve got a video that explains how to do this. You can see it here.
And, don’t forget about my YouTube course where I show you how to turn your passion into profit using YouTube. You can access it here.
So there you have it. You can use these four different ways to find free stock images that you can use in your videos, on your website, or in your emails. Always make sure that any image that you download is free and doesn’t have any copyright on it as you can get shut down for that.
I hope this has been helpful. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.