Stock images are generic photos, illustrations, and icons created without a particular project in mind. They are then licensed, usually for a fee, to individuals.
When it comes to creating websites adding stock images is a great way to start. Adding a stock photo can bring your website to life and add professionalism. This is useful if you do not own a professional camera. A website that is great for royalty free stock photos is a website called “Pixabay“. “Pixabay” has a large collection of royalty free and high quality Images for your website. If you want a large photo to use in a banner you do not have to sign up to the site to download it. If you are looking for a larger photo it requires you to sign up to the site. Signing up is a fast process and only requires an email confirmation to use. The photos look professional and have a lot of keywords and as a result photos will be easy to find. Type in a keyword and it takes you to photos that match that word. Then you pick the size of photo you want to use and download it. Below is a photo I download from the website of a girl sitting on stairs wearing roller blades. This is one example of the many pictures that you can find on Pixabay.
This photo available in four different sizes to use for content on your website.
Profiles on Pixabay
Another thing that you can do on Pixabay is follow the person who created the photo and see other work they upload. On their profile page it also tells you about what camera they are using for the photos and more information about the creator. This is a great place to find out what content you like and what cameras are popular for these kind of photos. There are many places to find professional stock photos. Some websites charge money to use but this one does not which is why we recommend it.