We have compiled the best 10 places to get free photographs on the internet.. a must read for all Mompreneurs!
Finding free images to use for your blog, small business or website can be an absolute nightmare. A lot of them are unsuitable, and a lot lure you in with a few free photos and then charge extortionate prices for the rest. Searching for a source of free photographs can be a long and arduous task.
Do not worry- we have undertaken that task for you! There are actually thousands of sites out there that do provide good free images- you just have to know where to look. Here you can find photos that are free- not $20 for a single photo like on Shutterstock!- are not blurry, and do not have any watermarks. These are our ten favorite places to find free photographs on the internet.
Explanation of licenses:
You may find the website states their photographs are ‘Creative Commons Zero’ or ‘Creative Commons with Attribution’
Here is what you have to do in those situations:
** Creative Commons Zero **
You can use the photos in any way you like, without have to ask for permission.
** Creative Commons with Attribution **
Use the photo in any way you like, but you must credit the creator of the photo, Simply at a text that cites the photographer and a link to his or her site (if they have one).
If you’re looking for photos to use for a design and want to keep yourself out of copyright trouble, you need to locate websites that explicitly define the copyright license of each image. For all the sites listed above, the license is generally pretty easy to find. There’s typically a description of the license on every page or at least a link to a description. Here are two license types you’re likely to find on these sites:
PUBLIC DOMAIN ARCHIVE
Public Domain Archive has a huge online collection of photographs, ranging from quirky vintage images to modern scenes. There is a beautiful range of color and composition in this gallery. No attribution is required.
Morguefile may sound morbid, but it actually covers a wide range of photographs, from antiques to wildlife. The website is very carefully laid out and so you will find it simple to use. It does not have an extremely large selection, but their selection is varied and of a high caliber. No attribution required…(READ MORE)