The mystique of chanted forest and dark woods have always intrigued man’s imagination through the ages. Being the dominant terrestrial ecosystem on planet Earth, forests make up for 75% of the gross primary productivity of the planets biosphere. With that in mind, you’ll understand why there’s an abundance of free forest stock photos and images around the internet.
Forests are classified in many different ways such as tropical, temperate, boreal & subtropical and consist of many layers, from forest floor to the canopy. That makes it a great place to take interesting and beautiful pictures with your camera.
In this post I have collected 50 various stock photos of trees and plants, forest landscapes and other beautiful elements you’d typically find in a forest. I hope you can find something useful for your projects, if you don’t, we have over 4500 images of forest in our main stock photo galler. Enjoy!
Glowing Bokeh Forest
Summer is the time when most of us choose to travel to interesting places, whether if it’s to get tan or discover new places. If you keep a travel diary, run a travel blog or a travel website you’ve probably been hunting for free travel illustrations and stock photos before. Don’t worry, we got you covered.
In this blog post I have collected 25 interesting and colorful images that are related to travels and holiday trips, both illustrations and icons. They can come useful when you need to illustrate holiday trips, flights and other types of travels. You can download these images free from our stock photo gallery and use them according to their license.
Traveling the world – Travel concept
Food photography can be fun and challenging at the same time. Who of us hasn’t snapped a photo of a really great looking plate of food. But the fact is that taking really well lid and sharp images you must get certain things right. Colors and composition are the key to a good photo and as you can see below we have got some really nice free stock photos of food.
Another good trick is to get up close and play around with the focus to create an interesting depth of field. Don’t be afraid to try different angles and make use of white (dead) space in your photos. You can find 99 excellent tips on how to improve your food photography here.
If you’re not a photographer and still need great looking images of food for your designs, blog posts or whatever, we got you covered. With thousands of images in our free gallery, you can find anything between breakfast and dessert. We also have a lot of fruit stock photos along with raw materials such as spices and vegetables.
For this post I have selected 25 delicious looking images of meals that you can download and use.
Yoga has become one of the most popular workout regime in the recent years for those looking to gain strength and flexibility. It’s the fitness of choice and a way of life for many as it reduces stress and allows for a greater relaxation. With countless blogs about yoga and meditation, the need for free yoga stock photos has increased as well.
Yoga is said to be originated in ancient India nearly 26 thousand years ago. The sanskrit noun “yoga” means “to control”, “to yoke” or “to unite” and has also been translated to mean “joining”, “uniting” and “union”. The union is made between the self and the spirit. Yoga is a big part of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism as a part of their meditation practices.
Yoga and meditation can be worked into every lifestyle and schedule, and has been proven to increase health and body awareness. There are also many more physical and mental benefits of practising yoga. In this post I have selected 15 free images related to yoga and meditation. We have a lot more in our free gallery, so check out the ones below and visit the main gallery to look for more.
If you’re a designer you’ve probably used paper textures in your design work before. They are a wonderful resource that you can use to overlay photographs, create vintage backgrounds and many other visual elements to make them look great. Images of free paper textures aren’t hard to come by on the internet, there’s plenty of really good paper graphics to choose from.
In this post I have selected 20 interesting examples from our stock photo gallery that you can download and use for your photos and other projects. Don’t worry, we have hundreds more free paper textures in our gallery.
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
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.
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
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…)
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