There’s a popular trend in web design that makes use of huge photos as a site’s background. Often, the big background photos will automatically change after a set interval, giving the site a captivating interactive component. For some creative inspiration, check out these inspiring web designs that use large photographic backgrounds.

If you want to see even more websites that use large photos as their backgrounds, also check out this previous post: Using Photo Backgrounds in Web Design: 30 Examples.

1. Colossal Media

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Colossal Media

2. Studio AIRPORT

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Studio AIRPORT

3. Kent & Curwen

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Kent & Curwen

4. Design Week Portland

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Design Week Portland

5. Royale

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Royale

6. Diehl Group Architects

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Diehl Group Architects

7. H-ART

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - H-ART

8. A Book of Beards

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - A Book of Beards

9. Evolution Bureau

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Evolution Bureau

10. Food Studio

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Food Studio

11. Planet Propaganda

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Planet Propaganda

12. Regenerate Music Company

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Regenerate Music Company

13. The After Bedtime Sessions

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - The After Bedtime Sessions

14. 49 Conduit Street

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - 49 Conduit Street

15. Beatbox Academy

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Beatbox Academy

16. The Kitchen Community

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - The Kitchen Community

17. Locals Apparel

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Locals Apparel

18. Nucoco Chocolate

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Nucoco Chocolate

19. Welikesmall

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Welikesmall

20. Minerva

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Minerva

21. Camacho Cigars

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Camacho Cigars

22. Aspect Photography

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Aspect Photography

23. SEED SPOT

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - SEED SPOT

24. Racket

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Racket

25. Whitmans

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Whitmans

26. Jason Miller Studio

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Jason Miller Studio

27. Drexel University

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Drexel University

28. The Paper Mill

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - The Paper Mill

29. Onside Sports Agency

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Onside Sports Agency

30. blacknegative

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - blacknegative

31. Plate the Slate

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Plate the Slate

32. Cappellos

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Cappellos

33. Helen Tsanos Sheinman

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Helen Tsanos Sheinman

34. Life & Thyme

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Life & Thyme

35. Yield Design

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Yield Design

36. Boundary Breaks Vineyard

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Boundary Breaks Vineyard

37. Noearaujo┬║

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Noearaujo

38. I <3 FR

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - I <3 FR

39. Stinkdigital

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - Stinkdigital

40. NBR New Zealand Opera

Web design inspiration: Photographic Background - NBR New Zealand Opera

Which one is your favorite, and why? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Jacob Gube is the co-founder of Design Instruct. Join him on Twitter @sixrevisions