6 sites for free photos

by Barrie Hopson on August 12, 2010 · 4 comments

in Creativity,Presentations,Storytelling

1206712_94325588We did a posting recently on the thorny issue of when can one use photos garnered from the internet to spice up blog postings or presentations. You need to understand the concept of creative commons and once you have then here are 6 sites that we use to get free photos and artwork – admittedly with some conditions on some of them.

http://openphoto.net/
http://morguefile.com
http://www.freedigitalphotos.net  (you have to give acknowledgement of the site/photographer)
http://www.flickr.com/search/advanced (make sure to tick the creative commons box in advanced search)
http://www.rgbstock.com/
http://www.sxc.hu/

Hunting them down takes a lot longer than just reproducing something from Google or Bing images but if you do you are much more clearly protected.

Happy hunting. The one at the top here is from www.sxc.hu

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1 the Success Ladder August 13, 2010 at 8:22 am

Great article, thanks for sharing this. I have subscribed to your RSS feed and am looking forward to reading more from you.
Keep up the good work and don’t stop posting please.

2 Azmina Govindji August 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Thanks for sharing. It’s always a tricky area. I write articles regularly and pictures brighten them up but can be costly, so I will certainly take a look at these sites.

3 Barrie Hopson August 16, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Susanne Richter has come up with some fascinating extras to this topic on our portfolio careers linked in site but if you have not seen these then do at least have a look at http://englishhistory.net/tudor/art.html

4 Lisa Jones October 19, 2010 at 2:28 pm

massively useful – thanks!

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