Choosing Stock Pictures

As we all know choosing the right imagery for your client briefs is an essential part of the design process. Whether it be high resolution photos or vector-based illustrations there’s an abundance of sites out there offering premium royalty free, free to use and public domain material to suit all projects.

Below, I’ve listed, in no particular order, some of these sites:

Premium Royalty Free
Explore millions of royalty-free images, illustrations, videos, and music clips at ridiculously great prices
The most popular images on Fotolia! Find the hottest images of all time
Search among more than 32,000,000 images from as low as 0.14p!
Royalty Free Stock Photography
Try Bigstock free for 7 days. Download up to 35 royalty-free stock images. Then on a monthly plan from just 0.23p per image
Subscriptions and Images On Demand for every budget. Over 50 Million Stock Photos, Vectors, (As well as Videos, and Music Tracks. Find everything you need for your creative projects. Download instantly.

Free Stock Photo & Image Sites
Freeimages is a friendly community of photography addicts who generously offer their works to those who need them free of charge.
Stock Free Images is the largest web collection of FREE images, with 1,278,071 images, royalty-free stock photos and illustrations.
More than 13,700 Free hi-res stock photo images for Web, Design and Printed use. Design, Image Editing and Webmaster tips

Free Public Domain Images is a repository for free public domain images. Download high quality HD photos or upload your own. Make money from your hobby, gain popularity and improve your photographic and graphic skills.
Hundreds of Thousands of Copyright Free Vintage Graphics. Everything you need for your creative projects, all public domain images!