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In the age of Instagram, everyone's a photographer. Which is why it can feel a little bit silly to spend big money on pre-framed, poster-size prints of photos (see: this print of a dramatic black-and-white photo of a rocky shoreline, yours for $299). Why not take that picture and frame it yourself? Better yet: Dive into the world of free photography available for download online, find a photo you love, then have it printed poster-size (that way it'll take up lots of wall space but also fit into a standard poster frame). Here, for example, are 6,000 rocky shoreline photos that you can download for free. And at Fedex, you can have one blown up to 24" x 36" and printed on heavyweight paper for about $40. A super-basic poster frame the same size goes for about $12 on Amazon, and just like that you've beat the system (and save a couple hundred dollars).

Just be sure you're actually downloading photography that's approved for personal use like this; some sites we love are Unsplash, Pexels, Stocksnap, Burst, Gratisography, Visualhunt, Life of Pix, Jay Mantri, Flickr (for historical Library of Congress photos and NASA satellite shots), and the USDA (for extremely cool watercolor botanicals). And below are 25 we're totally obsessed with, if you don't want to wade through those websites during work hours.

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