Unsplash is a valuable asset to have in your toolbox. It is an industry-leading photography community, which has become a source of inspiration for everyone from award-winning writers like Deepak Chopra to industry-titans like Apple, and millions of creators worldwide. Photographers from all around the world submit their high-resolution photos for all to use as they see fit for free.

Once you arrive at the Unsplash site, you will see a search field (Fig.1). Here you can search for any photo tagged with a specific taxonomy for which you are looking for (i.e. photos of the “sky”). You can also chose to browse photos in either a liner or grid view, then you can click on the photo to magnify it and click it again to de-magnify it. Once you have found the image you want you can click on the download icon in the bottom right corner or if the photo is magnified there is a download button in the upper right corner.

There are plenty of other high-resolution photography communities starting to sprout up, who are also providing their work to others for free, but I find myself continuously coming back to Unsplash for my photography assets.

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Fig.1 Unsplash Home Page