Best Place to Get High-Quality Stock Photos

August 19, 2015 — Simon Kelly

Visual content helps to capture your reader’s attention, convey important information and helps you stand out from the crowd.

The problem is that most high-quality images that are license to be used for commercial purposes can be hard to find. That leaves the options limited with overused or low stock photos, which doesn’t put your content on it’s best foot to get the best results it can.

Fortunately, there are some great online resources to help you find and use unique stock photos and designs for your online content.

Use Unsplash or Pexles for free stock photos

Unsplash is the perfect example of a truly quality free photo site. There’s no fake stock looking photos here, just real, honest photos contributed by talented people. Truly beautiful photos that are completely free to do anything you want with, from website projects to graphic and print design.

Check out Unsplash

Pexels 2.0 is the holy grail of free stock photos. You can search, filter by category and have access to thousands of photos that can be used on commercial projects without any need to attribute the author (although I’m sure they would appreciate it anyway)

Check out Pexels 2.0

Get premium stock Photos fom Deposit Photos

I’ve been using Deposit Photos for years for high quality stock photos. They usually have a sale a few times a year where you can get 100 photos for $100, which is an absolute bargain.

Deposit photos has a huge library of photos and graphics. Some of them are super cheesy and I wouldn’t recommend them, but this is absolutely outweighted by the quality content they have there.

Check out Deposit Photos

Create Blog Post & Social Media Images with

Now with your stock photos in hand, it’s time to edit them to make something unique for your brand. Our pick for the best online graphic editing program is, which combines stock photo search with graphic and text editing online to give some incredible graphic design power to the masses.

Check out

High-quality visual content helps your business stand out, be seen and keeps your branding consistent and fresh. Stop using repetitive stock photos from the 90s and bring your business into now with these free stock photo sources and start looking like the successful business that you are.

What is the biggest problem you have with creating great looking graphics?

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Simon Kelly

Simon started his first web agency in 2009 which he merged with the SGD team in 2023. With a strong background in digital strategy and a history of working with fast-growing Australian companies, including CyberCX, Envato and Agency Mavericks, he's passionate about using ethical digital marketing that delivers business value. Simon's experience includes coaching digital agencies, running digital marketing workshops, driving growth and excellence within the SGD team.

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