7 Sources Of Free Stock Photos For Your Walls – Or Any Use At All!

Sometimes, you may want unique professional photos to decorate a wall, illustrate a brochure, or make a meme.

These 7 web sites provide thousands of free high-quality photos that are licensed for both personal or commercial uses.


New dotphoto home page1. Free stock photos  Use them any way you want.




2. StockSnap All photos on StockSnap fall under the Creative Commons CC0 license. That means you can copy, modify, distribute any photo on the site, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission!

3. Foodiesfeed is a resource of awesome naturally looking food photos that are completely free to download. These oranges would brighten up any kitchen.


4. Free sports photos  Unsplash has over 200,000 free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos brought to you by the world’s most generous community of photographers.

5. Free Business Images All Burst images are free for personal and commercial use.




6. Free Vintage stock photos  You can do nearly anything with the images, commercial or not.



7. Negative Space  Beautiful, free high-resolution photos with no restrictions.  For personal or commercial projects, all of our CC0 licensed images are completely free to use!

You can find these stock photo sources in the future by searching dotphoto’s FAQs for this link.

How to capture digital videos and photos from VHS tapes

Recently, I wanted to get photos of my cousin from old home movies, and to digitally capture and edit an historic VHS tape of an interview with the co-pilot of the Bock’s Car.

You can capture photos and digital videos from VHS with a handy product called VidBox, available from BestBuy ($60) in both Mac or Windows versions. As seen here, VidBox connects to your old VHS’ RCA jacks and to your computer’s USB port. VidBox includes software to capture the video as it’s played, and you get a nice digital file to edit.

For editing, I used CyberlinkPowerDirector and PhotoDirector.  (About $99 in a bundle.) PowerDirector makes it relatively easy to add photos, music, and video clips to create interesting videos, and PhotoDirector lets you capture photos from video, as well as re-touch and create sophisticated effects.
The oldest images were originally shot on 8mm and transferred to VHS by videotaping a screen. Direct-to-VHS yielded better results, but both gave me the feeling that I was reaching back into history to capture some wonderful, evocative photos that had been – until now – lost to time.

Turn your videos into books
Video images are smaller than the high-resolution cameras we use today, but, once you’ve captured photos from video, it’s an easy step to upload them to dotphoto and auto-populate a beautiful dotphoto book.  Video: How to make a dotphoto booK and get $49 off