It’s hard to believe that not everyone has heard of this site, but it’s true. The Stock.Xchng free stock photography site must be the best-kept secret of the web! I first learned about it in college, from the professor that taught my Photoshop class. Since then, it has become an indispensable resource for me, and I’ve even contributed a few of my own photos to the site.
Any photographer or designer – amateur, pro, or in-between – can submit their images, which Stock.Xchng screens before approving them to be shared with the community. Contributors can allow open use of their image, or require notification and/or credit if the photo is used in a public work.
The URL for Stock.Xchng is super-short and easy to remember: sxc.hu (‘hu’ because it is based in Hungary). The awesome images below are just a few examples of what you can find there. Check it out – the Stock.Xchng!
About Barbara Austin
As the graphic designer & founder of Sweet Dreamz Design, Barbara loves working with women entrepreneurs to brand their businesses. She shares a variety of small business advice and anecdotes here on the blog. Check back every week for new tips, inspirations, and how-to articles, or subscribe to get regular updates in your inbox each week!