Back to School Stock Photos

It’s that time of year againtime to dust off your backpack, sharpen your pencils, and hit the books! Whether you’re a student, a parent, or a teacher, we would like to wish you lots of luck in the coming school year. Many people are currently busy with “school spirit,” creative projects, so today we’ve decided to help you out by collecting some of our favorite back to school stock photos. Whether you’re a blogger writing an online article, a teacher creating a class website, or a school employee making a brochure, these photos should come in handy. The bell’s about to ring, so let’s get to it!

Back to School Stock Photos

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If you want to draw in your viewer, there is no better way to do it than to have the photo’s subject look out at them. This photo is soft and sweet, and it hinges on an age-old tradition: students giving apples to their teacher on the first day of school.

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Do you remember admiring the perfectly pointy tips on your crayons each August? If you were lucky, you might have even had the extra large crayon box with the built-in sharpener! This bright, colorful photo with its fresh crayons conveys the hope and joy surrounding a child’s first days back at school.

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Capturing students from a bird’s-eye view, this photo does a great job of showing how young students work together in the classroom. The circle is lopsided and the postures differ, but the students all seem to be working hard.

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Not only does this photo convey students at work, but it also reflects the colors and weather of the season: orangey reds, golden yellows, fallen leaves. If your project involves both schoolwork and autumn, this could be your perfect photo.

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Simple but successful, this image combines two of the objects most commonly associated with school: books and apples. The bright red apple contrasts with the pale blue background and off-white pages, creating a beautifully basic photo.

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I love that this photo shows the real artwork of real kids. It asks the viewer to guess what the kids are painting, and it reminds them of the funny, bizarre, and adorable artwork they’ve seen children create through the years.

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Golden and sharp, these pencils transport the viewer back to their schools days, when they filled in test bubbles with No. 2 pencils. The unique positioning of the pencils, with one pencil stretched out beyond the others, would work well for a project discussing mottos like “be yourself” and “don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd.”

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With its black and white tones, this photo captures the nostalgia of our school years. It would work especially well for an article addressed to alumni or maybe even an e-newsletter announcing a marching band reunion!

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If you’d like to browse through more back to school stock photos that are fun, innovative, and beautiful, check out Lightstock, the only stock photo website for the faith-based community. We have an entire collection of back to school photos. Affordable and easy to use, Lightstock is an online resource that makes finding photos online simple. Every photo on the site is personally curated and approved, so you’ll find a smorgasbord of quality Christian images. To learn more about the process, create your free account, and begin downloading images and videos, click here.