Free Floral Backgrounds – 20 Blooming Examples

Returning back from a short visit to Norway has inspired me to select some beautiful floral images for this post. The summer in Norway has really kicked in with plenty of sun and greenery, in contrast to Iceland, where it was still snowing last week. For this, I have hand picked 20 colorful and beautiful free floral backgrounds from our free stock photo gallery, hoping that summer will come soon for us here up north.

Floral backgrounds and illustrations can really come in handy when designing posters, creating website graphics, blog posts and other diverse graphics that need to represent summer, growth and nature. Another good usage of floral images is to use them to decorate your computer screen or use them as a wallpaper for your tablet or mobile phone.

There’s nothing that illustrates spring and summer more than fresh flowers and colorful blossoms. The color of nature and the diversity of flowers gives many of us great pleasures. So feel welcome to grab these free floral backgrounds below for your future creations or just to decorate your blog posts or screen devices. Happy summer folks!

Purple Flowers Background

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Free Black & White Stock Photos

In this post I have selected 20 impressive free black & white stock photos from our gallery that you can use for your next project.

Black and white photography, also known as Monochrome photography is when an image shows a different amount of light but not colors, containing tones from neutral grey ranging from black to white. Today, black and white is a niche market for photographers who use the medium for artistic purposes.

In black and white still photography, many photographers choose to shoot in solely black and white since the stark contrasts enhance the subject matter.

Still today many formal photo portraits use black and white along with visual-art photographers that use black and white in their work.

Landscape

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8 eBooks That Every Photographer Should Read

With high-quality digital cameras now in widespread, it is quite easy to get into photography inexpensively. A snapshot here a shot there and voila! You’re good to go. However, though seemingly an easy task to undertake, photography still remains a difficult skill to learn on your own.

In fact, it takes most people years of practice and costly training to perfect the art. And unfortunately, there’s only a handful of people who have the money or time to spare for what could very well be only but a hobby.

Fortunately, there are plenty of helpful e-books available on the Internet with meaningful information on how to create timeless images that tell plenty of thrilling tales. Here are a few of what we consider some of the best photography e-books available.

8 Types of Natural Light eBook by Anne McKinnell

8 Types of Natural Light eBook by Anne McKinnell

Presented in an easy to comprehend manner, this e-book is one of the most comprehensive photography guides that you’ll find. It helps you understand the 8 types of natural light and how you can use natural light to achieve unique and stunning photos.

What’s more, you’ll also learn valuable techniques that will increase the dramatic effect and quality of your images too. It is a fantastic pick for anyone that wants to expand their photographic horizons. (more…)

Free Space Stock Photos – 20 Extraordinary Examples

Space has fascinated human beings since the early ages and with space telescopes like Hubble and Chandra, astronomy was revolutionized. These telescopes provided stunning images of countless cosmic objects and gave astronomers their most distant views of the universe. In recent times this has also sparked creativity in artists, creating amazing and complicated fantasy worlds of their own.

Images of space are of an abundance as Nasa has a large library of public domain images that people can download and use. We also have a category dedicated to free space stock photos and images of distant planets and stars here at Stockvault.

Below I have selected 20 extraordinary examples of space related images from our gallery. These range from lunar exploration to images and artwork of distant galaxies and star systems.

Fantasy Deep Space Night Sky

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Free Organic Backgrounds – 50 Earthly Examples

With Earth Day coming up on April 22nd. I decided to round up a good selection of free organic backgrounds that you can use for the occasion. Our Organic background images mainly consist of plants, foliage, dirt and other natural elements that look great up close.

Organic textures tend to be very abstract and will look great as background images and overlays, making your photos and designs very earthly and natural looking. You can use them for your website background, flyers, banners and posters as they are of very high quality.

So go ahead and scroll through these 50 handpicked images and download the ones you like. I hope you enjoy the images I picked out for this post, we have thousands more in our texture gallery.

Leaf texture

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Free Tax Stock Photos

For many of us tax day is coming up in April. It’s the day of the year when individual income tax returns are due to the federal government. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it. Well, we all have to pay our taxes one way or another. Many of you are probably working in the design or marketing sector, and you’ll need some free tax stock photos to illustrate your rapports, slideshows, blog posts or other design material you’ll have to prepare.

Luckily we have some great images for that purpose that you can use to make any rapport or slideshow a bit more graphical and less boring. In this post I have collected 20 photos that illustrate tax, money and financial concepts that you can download for free. If you need anything else, be sure to check out our free gallery.

However, If you can’t find the image you are looking for in our gallery check out the premium tax photos over at Shutterstock, and don’t forget to use the coupon “SV20” when you checkout to save 20% off both images and footage.

Businessmen riding paper airplanes

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Building a Professional Toolkit – 7 Free Resources for Photographers

A vast variety of tools exist for the professional photographer who wants to develop his or her craft. Free online image editors abound, for everything from easy Lightroom presets to unique Photoshop actions. In fact, sometimes it seems there are almost too many free resources for photographers out there. It takes so much time to sift through them and analyze the truth hidden within the hype.

Don’t worry; you don’t have to. We’ve sorted through the seemingly endless free resources for photographers out there to bring you our reviews of the seven very best photography tools to add to your repertoire.

15 Free Lightroom Presets Bundle

15 Free Lightroom Presets Bundle - Free Resources for Photographers

These presets are perfect if you love using both Lightroom and Adobe PhotoShop, as they are compatible with both, and can be used with JPG and RAW images. You get some wonderful professional-quality effects, including Old Cinema, Clear Film, and Film Matte. They are easy to use, yielding stunning results with just one click, and will make your workflow and editing process seamless. (more…)

Free Easter Stock Photos & Vectors

Easter is a Christian and cultural festival to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. With the Easter feast coming up next week, there’s a lot you can do design-wise to spruce up your websites and designs with our free Easter stock photos to celebrate the holidays.

Easter customs vary across the Christian world with some including sunrise services, egg decoration and exclaiming the Paschal greeting. Additional customs also include egg-hunting, the Easter bunny and Easter parades. Here in Iceland we treat ourselves with huge chocolate eggs stuffed with candy, I really loved it as a kid 🙂

If you are in need of any images or illustrations to help you with your Easter related project, I have collected over 20 great Easter photos and vectors. Your typical Easter motives will always be the colorful eggs and the cute Easter bunnies, yellow tulips and of course the symbol of christianity, the cross. We’ve got plenty more free images in our gallery, so check that out if you don’t find what you are looking for in this post. Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Pattern

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Free Fruit Stock Photos – 20 Fresh Examples

There’s nothing more tasty than a fresh fruit along with your breakfast or as a snack in between meals or after training. Through the ages, humans and animals have formed a symbiotic relationship with edible fruit as a seed dispersal and for nutrition. With that in mind, free fruit stock photos are widely used to illustrate products that include fruits, nutritional articles, agricultural news and health related blog posts.

Most of us eat fruits on a daily basis. The most popular fruits are apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries, pineapple, grapes and lemons, although bean pods, corn kernels and tomatoes are referred to as fruits in botanical usage.

In this post I have selected 20 images of fruits that stand out and illustrate freshness and promote a healthy lifestyle. Feel free to browse the rest of our site for more delicious fruit and vegetable stock photos, there’s plenty to choose from.

Orange Slice on Orange Background

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