Using a big photo for a website’s background has become a popular trend. When used effectively, photos can bring a captivating design component to your site. The following are 30 excellent examples of websites that creatively use large photos as a background.

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1. Leve Hytter

Leve Hytter

2. Piz’ za-za

Piz’ za-za

3. Milwaukee Police News

Milwaukee Police News

4. Worth & Worth

Worth & Worth

5. Karma


6. Insomnia Coffee Company

Insomnia Coffee Company

7. Public Art Fund

Public Art Fund

8. Brooklyn Soap Company

Brooklyn Soap Company

9. The Old Barber Shop

The Old Barber Shop

10. Beg Bicycles

Beg Bicycles

11. Jansport


12. August


13. Let’s Travel Somewhere

Let's Travel Somewhere

14. Thirty Dirty Fingers

Thirty Dirty Fingers

15. Starmatic


16. Cap Gun Collective

Cap Gun Collective

17. Helvetitee


18. Tim Roussilhe

Tim Roussilhe

19. Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil

20. Seesaw Studio

Seesaw Studio

21. APEMAN boards

APEMAN boards

22. I Shot Him

I Shot Him

23. Welikesmall


24. Muriel Labro

Muriel Labro

25. Magic Leap

Magic Leap

26. wrightfeldhusen


27. Yoke



29. Secret Study

Secret Study

30. Sandra Lovisco

Sandra Lovisco


Stephanie Hamilton is the Owner and Creative Director of Stephanie Hamilton Design and Founder of Atticus Pet Design Studio. She's passionate about design, strategic branding, and usability. You can follow Stephanie on Twitter @SHamiltonDesign.