In this post I have collected 25 examples of free industrial stock photos from our gallery. Industrial stock photos are always in high demand as they illustrate production, architecture and workforce. Industrial images are also popular to showcase industrial pollution on the environment, although many industries now focus on eco-friendly production.
Industry is a segment of the economy involving the manufacturing and transportation of products. Since the industrial revolution in the mid-18th century, the standard of living for the general population began to increase consistently for the first time in history. The industrial revolution saw the development and popularization of mechanized means of production as a replacement for hand production. It led to the development of factories for large-scale production with consequent changes in society.
Oil, mining, shipbuilding, steel, chemicals, machinery manufacturing and similar industries are examples of heavy industry. They are very capital-intensive, meaning that they require a lot of machinery and equipment to produce. Often, they are criticized for their environmental impacts.
The images below showcase different industries, work environment and industrial architecture. You are free to download the images and use them without attribution. For more free industrial stock photos please visit our gallery.
Rows of Bulbs
There is something fascinating about fire, the dancing flames and how the shadows interact with the soft light. In this post I have collected 25 free fire stock photos from our gallery that I think are really good and useful. Stock photos of fire are popular with digital artists that use them to add dramatic visuals to their designs.
Photographing fire can be challenging but also a lot of fun. Apart from not burning yourself or your equipment is to not use flash, use manual mode and your widest aperture setting. If you have a tripod you can play around with the shutter speed and ISO settings to create the mood and ambiance you’re after.
If you don’t have the gear or the settings to shoot your own photos, you’ll find plenty of fire images around the internet. We have a pretty big collection of fire, flames and sparks that can be used for all sorts of overlays. You can start by checking out the photos below and also search our free gallery for more images.
Today I have a huge set of free abstract crystal textures from Icelandic quartz. This set includes 30 high resolution images of various minerals and rock crystals found in the east part of the island.
These dirty crystals are full of details, making them interesting to use in all kinds of overlays or as backgrounds. The abstract shapes of the minerals can also help you create some interesting artworks and designs. I have posted a lot of these kind of textures in the past year or two, and you’ll find them if you search the blog for “crystals“.
As this is a large pack of images, over 500 Mb, it will only be available to download via Dropbox. You’ll find the download link below. Enjoy the free textures!
Download Free Abstract Crystal Textures
Download all textures as ZIP from Dropbox.com (518 Mb)
In my part of the world, king winter is upon us with freezing temperatures and a beautiful white blanket of snow. It’s the season where frost and ice can create interesting motives for you to photograph. In this post I have selected 20 free abstract winter stock photos that you can use for your designs or blog posts.
The great thing about frozen water is that it takes on very abstract forms and it’s never exactly the same. Fragile plants become something else entirely and waterfalls freeze, transforming into amazing sculptures of ice. Snow and ice can also form extraordinary natural patterns that make up an interesting photograph.
If you are looking into ice photography, here is a nice article on how to do it, with info on gear and what to look out for. It’s all about exploring and finding the right angle that works and makes the photo interesting.
Frozen Winter Leaf
Today I have a new set of free colorful alien rock textures, a nice addition to our current alien surface collection. These abstract surfaces are in fact close up macro images of colorful rocks and minerals that I’ve shot and edited with Adobe Lightroom.
This set contains 15 high resolution images that you can use for almost anything. You can use them as backgrounds for websites, posters, cover artwork and all sorts of print designs. They can also be used for photo-manipulations as overlays. Especially if you need a gritty and detailed overlay for your current photographs or designs.
As always, you can pick them out one-by-one by clicking the sample images below, or download them all in one zip file from the Dropbox link below. I hope these will be a great addition to your texture arsenal for later use. Enjoy!
Download Free Colorful Alien Rock Textures
With Christmas around the corner, a lot of designers and content creators are already busy making designs for the upcoming Holidays. Many look for stock photography to make their work easier, so for this post we have collected 25 free Christmas illustrations that you can use for your projects.
The illustrations we have selected can also be used for your personal, or company Christmas cards along with any website, blog and Facebook headers. We also have some really nice patterns that you can use to create your own personal wrappings for Christmas.
So go ahead and check out these illustrations and don’t forget to leave a comment if you find anything you like! Visit our Christmas Category for more stock photos and vectors.
Red Gifts Bag on Snow
Today I have a large set of free gloomy rock formation textures from Iceland. I’ve posted a few sets from the same area (Valasnös) before. This area is located in Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the West part of Iceland, only about a couple of hours from the capital. When you walk down to the beach you are greeted with spectacular formations of layered rock and a beautiful cave.
This set has 13 high quality textures with blueish vintage post-production effect to create a grunge and gloomy atmosphere. If you have any last minute Halloween designs, maybe these will come in handy. As always, you can either download each image by clicking the preview images below, or you can scroll to the bottom and grab a zip file from Dropbox including all textures. It’s a big file, around 142Mb.
I hope you’ll enjoy the textures and can use them for creating something cool. Please let me know in the comment section if you have any special requests for future sets. Happy Halloween!!
Download Free Gloomy Rock Formation Textures
Hi guys, today I have a nice set of free burning stone textures. I was going through some of my unused textures trying to find something cool for Halloween and found these images of lava stone. After playing around with them in Lightroom I created a burning like effect that I thought might be a good fit some some haunting backgrounds.
These red stone textures have the effect of burning lava. You can use them for creating hellish backgrounds and Halloween graphics. They might also be usable as overlays for your photos, to create a grunge and damaged effect. In case you need more grungy textures like these, please visit our free grunge texture gallery and have your pick from thousand of grungy backgrounds.
This set contains 13 high resolution textures and is around 200Mb in size. I suggest you use the Dropbox link below to download the zip file containing the textures. If you like them, please leave a comment below and share the textures with your friends. Enjoy!
Download Free Burning Stone Textures
With Halloween approaching it’s time to start preparing for dark and gloomy design projects. It’s the time of the year when we decorate your houses, schools and even our blogs and websites on the internet. What better way to achieve such horrific imagery than to use our free cemetery stock photos to create your Halloween artwork.
Cemeteries and graveyards are perfect to create an atmosphere that strikes fear and horror into our minds. These photos of graves, statues and tombs below can come in handy for such a project. Whether you’re a designer or not, you can use these images as they are, or blend them into your design for the desired effect.
Incase you are in need of more Halloween inspiration or need more resources, please check out our previous posts about Halloween here. We have posts about Halloween costumes, scary illustrations and more free stock photos and textures. Happy Halloween!