Free Food Stock Photos – 30 Tasty Examples

Food photography is very popular and the demand for free food stock photos has never been higher. Photographing food can be very tricky for beginners as ingredients, lighting and camera angle play a huge part in creating appealing images that are worthy of publishing.

Creating quality food photos requires training, and if you set up with a good camera you can find really good information online on how to set up lighting. Check out this tutorial on 11 Quick Food Photography Tips to Make Mouth Watering Images, it should cover the basics and help you get started.

If you’re not a photographer and you might need a food photo for your blog post or an advertisement that you’re designing, sometimes you don’t have a budget to hire a professional photographer. That’s where free stock photos come in handy. There are plenty of great free food stock photos online and we have over 6.500 images related to food and drink photography alone.

In this post I have collected 30 images of food from our free image gallery. They vary from raw ingredients, fruits and vegetables to cooked meals. I hope you find some images worth downloading.

Spicy Seafood Salad

Spicy Seafood Salad | Free Food Stock Photos

Yogurt with superfood granola

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Free Summer Stock Photos – 20 Vivid Examples

Summer is the season of colors, warmth and holidays with sunny beaches and cold cocktails. Trees, plants and flowers come to life, and the smell in the air changes to a fresh scent of floral goodness. It’s the season where you need free summer stock photos to go along with your blog posts, website headers and print posters.

Summer stock photos are something that we have in the hundreds, or even thousands. Macro images of blooming flowers, fresh grass and tiny insects. Romantic photos of people at the beach, enjoying a swim in the sea or relaxing beside the pool. Dreamy landscapes with nature showing it’s finest summer colors.

In this post I have collected 20 different images from our users that represent summer and all that comes with it.

A romantic couple enjoying the sunset

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Free Urban Stock Photos – 35 Great Examples

Free Urban Stock Photos have always been very popular here at Stockvault. Urban photography is one of the most interesting styles and the easiest one to practice unless you live somewhere far away from a city. Often referred to as street photography, urban photographers have to have a keen eye for interesting shapes and details in their surroundings.

Street photography introduces a collision of people and architecture where photographers can create a dramatic and unique perspective in their photographs. Whether you enjoy wide and open surroundings or narrow and tight alleys, there is always something interesting to capture. Some photographers focus on urban landscapes, where the buildings and city structures act as mountains and elements of nature. Others focus on the close-up gritty part of the streets where concrete textures and people portraits are the main subjects.

I this post I have collected 35 free urban stock photos from our gallery that you can download and use for your next project. If you want more, we have over 2000 free urban stock photos in our gallery.

Caption it

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Free Portrait Stock Photos – 20 Inspiring Examples

Portrait photography is a photograph of a person or a group of people that captures the personality of the subject. Whether you’re an amateur or a professional there are always new things to learn when it comes to photographing people. As you can see in our gallery of free portrait stock photos, there are many different aspects that you can approach your subject by.

I have selected 20 portrait stock photos from our site that you can check out and get inspiration for your next portrait series.

Homeless Mike

There are homeless people in most larger cities in the world. Homeless people are often a good subject when showing the darker side of live, the despair or even hope.

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Free Insect Stock Photos – 25 Stunning Examples

Insects and bugs are magnificent models in their tiny environment filled with beautiful details. Most of these free insect stock photos below are shot with a Macro lens and although using such a lens is pretty straight forward but there are certain tricks you need to master to be able to produce great photography.

They are the most diverse group of animals on the planet and include more than a million described species and represent more than half of all known living organisms on the planet. Insects can be found in nearly every environment although there aren’t many species that reside in the oceans.

Insect Macro Photography

A true macro is the ability to produce an image that is as big (or bigger) on the film plane (or digital sensor) as it is in real life. This is where we get the term “lifesize” or “1:1 magnification” as it is used in macro lingo. The term “magnification” is important because true macro photography does not involve “zooming” or getting closer to a subject; instead, we are relying on the lens itself to magnify the image that will be projected onto the film plane. Source: How to Do Macro Insect Photography

Here is a list of 25 beautiful and sometimes scary insect stock photos uploaded by our users:

Chafer Beetle Free Stock Photo

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Spring Stock Photos – 20 Beautiful Examples

In this post I have selected 20 beautiful spring stock photos from our free gallery that you can use for your upcoming and future design projects.

For many of us winter is loosening it’s grips and spring is around the corner. With spring the days get longer, trees start sprucing and various types of flowers start to grow. Spring is one of my favorite seasons as it marks the end of the long winter here in Iceland and the beginning of longer days and more sunlight. The insects come to live and the greenery starts to grow, giving us vivid spring colors as they start to blossom.

Freedom Free Stock Photo

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25 Amazing Free Sky & Clouds Stock Photos

Clouds come in different variations and colors and for a photographer the sky is an ever changing canvas with endless possibilities. In this post we have collected 25 sky & clouds stock photos from our free gallery.

Sky & clouds photos can be used for many things, they are very popular as backgrounds for posters, websites and even as overlays. With Photoshop you can create an atmospheric effect by dragging the the sky image into your working document, apply “Gaussian Blur” and then set the layer to “Overlay” or “Soft Light”, or you can experiment with the layer settings. The outcome is often surprising and by combining multiple images, you can create something really unique.

The stock photos below are from various sky and cloud formations, storm clouds, sunsets and almost clear skies. I hope you enjoy them, just click the images to go to the download page.

Beautiful clouds Free Stock Photo

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5 Professional Lightroom Presets You Must Have

If you are a photographer you’re probably already familiar with Adobe Lightroom as well as Photoshop. Both programs allow for add-ons and there’s a huge business online in creating and using them. Professional Lightroom presets as well as professional Photoshop actions (presets) have existed for years, and they can be a life saver, saving you a ridiculous amount of time and help you get the most of your photographs and of course making your clients happy.

The main difference between these two programs is that Lightroom was developed with photographers in mind, and as a veteran Lightroom and Photoshop user myself, I must say that Lightroom has really improved my workflow when it comes to post processing. I still find myself impressed how fast I can process my raw files and add beautiful presets with just a click of a button.

Thankfully for us, there are hundreds of talented photographers that are creating new presets every day. There are a lot of free ones out there, which is awesome, but sometimes it’s hard finding the preset that you need. Professional Lightroom presets always have a certain standard and the value of the presets posted below is something that you can save on a single job assignment.

Here are 5 professional Lightroom presets that you can check out. They are priced between $12 and $29, which is really good value for your money.

486 Pro Lightroom Presets Bundle

486 professional Lightroom presets.

These Lightroom presets were designed to speed up your workflow and bring high caliber creative looks to your photography. Effects range from subtle to dramatic and cover most photographic styles. Each Lightroom preset has been crafted with care to look great with a wide variety of images, with a single click.

486 professional Lightroom presets.

  • 486 pro Lightroom presets.
  • Compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and CC.
  • Compatible with both Mac and PC.
  • Works on RAW and JPEG images.
  • Fully adjustable.
  • Future updates are free. New presets are added regularly.
  • Extended license automatically included

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Family Photography

Almost every family on the planet has a rich and vast culture. This fact opens up the possibilities for capturing unseen but yet powerful family photography. Due to the fact that every family has great stories to tell, just by seeing their habits with foreign eyes, is a tremendous invitation to any photographer in the pursuit of capturing and documenting meaningful stories.

Getting close to them, and even the self, is not easy though; because this require the photographer to get trusted into the intimate circle were the most beautiful and raw stories unravel. I believe that social skills are way more important than the technical aspects of photography in this stage of the discipline, not to say about the gear as well. Remember that Composition will enhance your own voice, so capturing with it should be embedded, and gear is just the tool you’ll be using to record such stories. There is nothing sadder than hearing gear related complaints and excuses while coping with other photographers.

Family Photography - Happy family on the beach By Merelize

Family Photography - Love story By kyaw kyaw win

I believe that doing Family Portraits is one thing, but crafting a body of work that shows the intimacy of a family in is most beautiful state, is completely different. Doing commercial family photography is not a bad thing, and many families are willing to cooperate in the process of achieving more natural images, because they are demanding natural looking photographs. Just look at the references they show when contacting photographers if you don’t believe me.Continue Reading this Post

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