Download Free 16K Images from HDRI Haven, A Crowdfunded HDRI Library
HDRI Haven was a resource where artists could purchase HDRIs from artist Greg Zaal. In the beginning of October, after tinkering and debating different ways to offer up content, Zaal decided to completely switch up the business model – releasing all HDRI images for free.
In a new way to support his website and potentially make a living off of producing this content, Greg opened up a Patreon which I am happy to link to because this is an awesome asset and way to support an individual artist creating free content.
Zaal has already surpassed Patreon goals and as a result, now the HDRIs are 16K and you can expect a new image at least every week. Zaal states:
Some goals on Patreon would serve as a way to keep my costs low initially and slowly improve the site as I begin to be able to afford it. For example, right now you can only download up to 8k resolution for each HDRI. Once the first goal of $100 is met, 16k downloads will be enabled as I’ll be able to afford the higher bandwidth costs.
All images are free to use in any production without even registering for any annoying newsletters, or creating accounts. Check it out at HDRI Haven.