Using large photos as a web page background is a popular technique that can result in a design that’s vivid and memorable. Caution though: Using large photographic images can significantly affect your web page’s page-loading time, so if you choose to go this route in your design, be sure to optimize your images. In this collection, feast your eyes on some excellent websites that use large photographic backgrounds!

Photo background web design example: FiftyThreeFiftyThree

Photo background web design example: WhiteboardWhiteboard

Photo background web design example: Blind BarberBlind Barber

Photo background web design example: ARCHIKONARCHIKON

Photo background web design example: Goliath SportswearGoliath Sportswear

Photo background web design example: The Great DiscontentThe Great Discontent

Photo background web design example: Y.COY.CO

Photo background web design example: Sullivan NYCSullivan NYC

Photo background web design example: Foreign Policy Design GroupForeign Policy Design Group

Photo background web design example: JWI LouvresJWI Louvres

Photo background web design example: Shelton FlemingShelton Fleming

Photo background web design example: St. JohnsSt. Johns

Photo background web design example: COOPCOOP

Photo background web design example: SALT SURFSALT SURF

Photo background web design example: Spring/SummerSpring/Summer

Photo background web design example: 360langstrasse.sf.tv360langstrasse.sf.tv

Photo background web design example: neveneve

Photo background web design example: RoyaleRoyale

Photo background web design example: Jon WhiteJon White

Photo background web design example: GIVERSGIVERS

Photo background web design example: attackemart.inattackemart.in

Photo background web design example: InzeitInzeit

Photo background web design example: Friendly GentsFriendly Gents

Photo background web design example: EncandleEncandle

Photo background web design example: Discover uOttawaDiscover uOttawa

Photo background web design example: Lavazza 20CalendarsLavazza 20Calendars

Photo background web design example: Timberland for WomenTimberland for Women

Photo background web design example: KolonienKolonien

Photo background web design example: RIVER.seRIVER.se

Photo background web design example: TILTTILT

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Jacob Gube is the co-founder and a managing editor of Design Instruct. He's a web developer, and also the owner of Six Revisions. Follow Jacob on Twitter: @sixrevisions