In an ideal world, our bank account would look like Oprah's and we would be able to have personalized photoshoots for every little photographic need that we have. Until that day happens, we need to rely on stock photography. Thankfully, sites like Kaboom Pics make that so much more enjoyable.
How it Works
Kaboompics has an incredible and constantly growing database of gorgeous shots that you'd actually want to use to represent your brand. Their search function is super helpful, with options to search by color, orientation or mode (individual image or photoshoot). Simply search, select and download!
Wait, they're free?
Yep. To be more clear about usage and what's allowed here's a quote directly from their site, "You are free to use our photos for purposes such as creating graphic for your blog or social media, making HTML/PSD templates (for sale), decorating your articles, Power Point presentations, you can even print them on t-shirts... The redistribution of our photographs is not allowed without permission."
When to Use
Kaboompics style tends to lean a little more toward design-oriented shots (think: entrepreneur at a coffee house, gorgeously styled home, food that looks too pretty to eat or envious lifestyle shots). That said, if you are in a more conservative industry or looking for more traditional office shots you might not have a huge selection.
Here are a few sample shots we pulled from the site: