Image copyright has become a huge issue online and rightfully so – photographers need to be credited for their work. And this doesn’t just mean adding a credit or link. You must seek permission before publishing any image on your blog. The other option is to learn how to take your own images but it’s great to have other choices.
I have made a collage below using images which I found on these sites. Images that you can crop, add text too or do whatever you want.
So get ready for a visual party. I suggest you set up a private board on Pinterest to save your favourites. I bet these images will trigger blog post ideas.
- Little Visuals – “Sign up to get 7 hi-resolution images zipped up in your inbox every 7 days. Use them anyway you want.”
- Unsplash – “10 new photos every 10 days.”
- Death to the Stock Photo – “Free high-res lifestyle photography sent to you monthly, to do whatever you please. For your blog, social channels, mockups or even to hang on your wall if you’re so inclined. No need to credit us – but we always love a nice shout out.”
- New Old Stock – “Vintage photos from the public archives.Free of known copyright restrictions.”
- Superfamous – “Photographs on this page are available under a CC Attribution 3.0 license.”
- Picjumbo – “Totally FREE photos for your works. New photos daily! Every. Single. Day.”
- Gratisography – “Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. Click on an image to download the high-resolution version. New awesome pictures added weekly!”
- Getrefe – “Refe is a marketplace of the best mobile photos. Here are free photos for your personal or commercial projects.”
- IM Free – “A curated collection of free resources, all for commercial use.”
- SplitShire – “Delicious free stock photos for personal & commercial use. Do what you want with them, for personal and commercial use. Yes, everything free of charge, just an attribution if you like my work or offer me a coffee through donation to help me maintaining this site free for you.”
The next collage of images were found on The Pattern Library – a Willy Wonka-esque collection of bold, colourful patterns. Sometimes, you need a people-free image to create an info-graphic! Simply add your own text. I’ll be including a ‘how to’ tutorial on this soon.