As it turns out, giving people the freedom to use beautiful photos for whatever they wanted (personal projects? company websites? album covers? magazine visuals?) is a surefire way to make those photos spread like wildfire.
— Unsplash via Medium
It’s been almost 1 year since I uploaded my first free photograph to Unsplash. Over the year, I’ll have uploaded more than 285 photos across 3 different profiles. In that time, my free photography has now been downloaded for a total of more than 305,000 times.
I’m supremely humbled to be able to provide free photography that’s been used by so many people, all over the world.
What I love most is that a single photograph can be used in many ways and by many people. When you shoot photography, you never just make one thing. I’ve been able to use some of the ambiguous images from when I’ve shot weddings, engagements, architecture and other portrait sessions. Much of this free photography would simply be lost in the abyss of data; however, the images are given freedom to be used in whatever creative way that’s seen fit.
The Winter has definitely hindered creativity this year; however, with Spring in the air, I know that my camera is going to fire more this year than ever before.
Keep an eye on my side projects! These photography projects are my most favorite way to give back and explore creativity.
If you’re one of those 305,000 downloads, I would love to hear from you! I’d love to see what you did with a photo or just let me know how it helped you out! Even if I don’t hear from you, I will continue to provide more free photography for such an amazing community of modern creatives. I recommend more photographers do the same!
Cheers to another banging year in photography!
I update my Unsplash journey each month so that you can see the positivity of the community. I openly share the newest stats related to my photos. Check out it out!