You don’t want to miss this post! Terri talks about her experiences looking for “free” images for her blog, and warns of the dangers of using photos from google image searches. But the best part is that she offers bloggers actual FREE use of her own photography. (Thank you, Terri! And thanks to Chris the Story Reading Ape for sharing this post.)
This is a great, and generous resource for bloggers.
For those of you who have followed me for years or just recently, you may know that I am an avid, hobby photographer.
Frustrated with “free” stock image photography sites that promise photos that need “no” attribution, I take all my own photos for my blog and websites. My phone and now, my new camera, go everywhere I go. I’m always looking for interesting photo ops!
Truth be told, I am leery of stock photo services offering free images. Recently, Margaret at Sticky Readers mentioned Unsplash, a site boasting free stock photos.
I decided to check it out and found this article from 12/16 on Snappa Blog, 21 Amazing Sites with Breathtaking Free Stock Photos.
“Many of these photographs are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. However, some photos may require attribution.
We’ve done our best to identify which license they fall under but we still advise you to do your own research and determine how these images can be used.” (emphasis my own).
No thanks, who has time? So much for “free!”
Click to keep reading: How to Get Hundreds of FREE Photos for your Blog