Art Prof Reference Photo Collection

Art Prof offers a wide selection of high resolution photos you can download and use freely as reference for your art.

Can I really use these photos for free?

Yes! All of our photos on Flickr are labeled under Creative Commons as Attribution 2.0 Generic. This requires that you credit Art Prof when you use our photos.

Please tag us on any social media platforms where you post the artwork. Tag us on Instagram with #artprofshare and we’ll share your work in our Instagram Stories!

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Photo quality

All photographs in the collection are shot by Prof Lieu with a DSLR Canon Rebel camera. Prof Lieu shoots these photographs in a manner that is customized to maximizing a photo reference, you’ll get access to wide views, detail shots, animals and figures who are photographed without cropped areas, and more.


Our photo collection includes diverse landscapes, animals, food, plants, the human figure, architecture, vehicles, and much more. Prof Lieu is always on the hunt for useful shots, so our photo collection is always growing!

Most Popular photos

Fruit Reference #53
Still Life Reference #17
Guinea Pig Reference #32
Torso Reference, Back #10
Rose Reference #7
Plant Reference #8