Stock Photos

A tall ship under full sail in the Annapolis Basin.
Tall Ships 8.

Need stock images for your website, social media profile, promotional materials, slideshows or commercial products?  I offer a good selection of original stock photos for your commercial, business, non-profit and personal use.  These are available for free download under a Creative Commons BY license. 

What are stock images and why should I care?

Stock images are images that you can legally use on your website, promo materials, products or other places.  Stock images are made available to you by the photographer or artist.  The creator of the image licenses the images to you, sometimes for free, sometimes for a fee; he or she decides what uses will be permitted.  

Whenever you find a stock image online, be sure to check the licensing so you know whether you can use the image for what you need.

All of my free images can be used in:

  • book manuscripts
  • promotional materials
  • letterheads, business cards and other business documents
  • product packaging
  • websites
  • slideshows
  • commercial products such as coffee mugs, totes, t-shirts, calendars
  • greeting cards for commercial sale or for personal or business use
  • prints or posters
  • reference photos for creating artwork
  • and more!

Image Sizes

Images designed specifically for print are available in the following sizes, and formatted at 300ppi (pixels per inch).  The first size listed is the image size in pixels (width x height).  The second size listed is the size in inches when the image is printed at 300dpi.

  • Half page:  2250 x 1650px; 8.5 x 5.5″.  Perfect for half-fold greeting cards (one card printed on an 8 1/2 x 11″ sheet and folded in half).
  • Quarter-Page:  1650 x 1275px; 5.5 x 4.25″.  Perfect for quarter-fold cards (two notecards or greeting cards printed per 8 1/2 x 11″ sheet).

Images design for online use are formatted at 72ppi. 

  • Wallpaper (for laptop computers):  1366 x 768px (56.22% ratio)
  • YouTube slides, 1280 x 720px OR 1024 x 576px (4:3 ratio).

More About My Stock Images

Free stock images are available under a Creative Commons BY License. Images are free to edit and use for commercial, business, non-profit, or personal use, but you must “attribute” the image (say somewhere that the image is from Dustwood Media).  Remember, although you are given a free license to use the image, I remain the image owner – I have copyright to the image.

Free stock images can be downloaded directly from this website.  

License restrictions for all images:  images may not be used for pornographic or hate-mongering purposes.