Enhance Your Presentations with These 4 Free Stock Photo Resources

Photo by  Jakob Owens  on  Unsplash

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

In the spirit of Presentation Zen, my seminars on advanced presentation techniques emphasize clean slides and powerful images.

After a recent seminar, a participant asked me where I sourced my photos--a good sign that my message was hitting home. Finding the right images for your presentation without breaking the bank can often be as challenging as giving the presentation itself.

If you are struggling to find that perfect pic, give the following sites a try:

All the above offer high-resolution images you can use for free. You typically don‘t need to provide photo credits, but it’s good etiquette to do so when you can.  

Keep in mind that there are downsides to exclusively relying on free stock photography. Few can resist the temptation of free, high-quality images, and this means you’ll often see the photos you chose in other presentations as well as on other websites and blog posts. Depending on the size of your company, this could dilute your branding efforts.

Sometimes, it’s impossible to find that perfect photo on one of the free stock photo sites. When that happens, consider taking your own photos or biting the bullet and paying for images from sites like Adobe Stock.

Happy hunting!