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Where can I find good free photos for my blog?

Where can I find good free photos for my blog? Blog For Fun
Where can I find good free photos for my blog?

Please, I’m begging you, do not steal other peoples’ photos to use on your blog or website!

It’s illegal and… it’s just lame.

There are heaps of places to find royalty free images that you can use, even without crediting the owner.

I am pointing you in the direction of my four favourite sites here.

There are more but these have a bazillion photos and are plenty to be getting on with.

The thing to do is to sign up for these sites and have a good look around, then refer to them and search for images as the need occurs.

 

Pixabay

 

This one is my fave site as it has such a wide range of images.  The images can be used with no attribution and are free.

You have the option to pay for a coffee for the photographer and I sometimes do as I’m truly grateful for their work.

Here’s a lovely shot of specs on a laptop from Pixabay.

Pixabay website is here

 

Unsplash

 

Mainly landscapes and very groovy shots. The images can be used with no attribution and are free.

Here’s a gorgeous meal photographed by Brooke Larke from Unsplash.

Unsplash website is here

 

 

 

Gratisography

 

All sorts of images from a pro photographer.  The images can be used with no attribution and are free.

Photographr Ryan McGuire also has a ‘Buy me a coffee’ button and certainly derves a cuppa for making his beautiful shots available.

Gratisography website is here

 

 Flickr

 

Flickr is a bit more complex.  Many Flickr users do let other people use their images, but often request that attribution is made and that no alterations are done.

To read about the different Creative Commons licenses, read this webpage: https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/

When you do a search on Flickr make sure you click the on the correct box under on the top left. I’d usually search only Commercial Use and Modifications Allowed, to be on the safe side.  But to be honest, I don’t use Fickr myself.

Flickr is here

 

So there you go, enjoy checking out these photography sites.

 

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