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You know that old saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words”? Although some writers would beg to differ, it is undeniable that a powerful photo speaks for itself. People are visual creatures. This is why it’s common for books to include pictures or illustrations in them. A lot of people’s imaginations jumpstart after seeing a picture. It is also no wonder why there are tons of software and apps dedicated to photos and photo-sharing.

Visuals like photos and illustrations are powerful storytellers. They are instantly memorable. They convey information in a snap (no pun intended). As such, personal and commercial brands take extra care in using and curating pictures. Just think about the many stunning Instagram feeds you see featured on websites like BuzzFeed and Mashable. Or better yet, the beautiful, high-resolution photos posted on Unsplash.

Splashing Unsplash Photos

Unsplash, powered by the Crew, an award-winning freelance community, is a website that lets you use high-resolution photos for free. This is the best source of hi-res pictures you can use on your own website, blog or offline project. To make it better, Unsplash lets users download and use their photos without anything in return. In fact, because the website uses the Creative Commons Zero license, you don’t even have to give credit to the original owner of the photo (although giving a shout out is highly encouraged).

Unsplash photos can be used for both personal and commercial purposes. This means anything you see on the website, you can download and use for your own venture. It can be for an art piece, a book, a blog, a T-shirt design, and so on. The website is really heaven-sent to people who are bored with generic stock photos or those who don’t want to pay for royalty stocks.

On the Unsplash website, you can see featured photos chosen by the team’s curators. Each featured photo is chosen for its notable creativeness and style. The great thing about the site is its diverse features. The site curators have personal preferences and so what you see on the site is everything and anything under the sun. This makes for a great photo selection.

Made with Unsplash also highlights the Unsplash photos used in different ways and mediums. Some photos are featured on articles while others are used on apps. Some are utilized to market a product or service while others are seen on websites.

If you want to explore hi-res photos for your personal or commercial projects, here are 30 stunning images from Unsplash.

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos. Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov

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