How to Find Photos to Use on your Blog or Social MediaLet's talk about places to legally get free photos.
Here's a list of places to get a free and legal photo for your blog. "The bottom line is if you can’t afford a stock photo, you certainly can’t afford the fine that comes from stealing one." from Caitlin Muir
1. Free Pixelshttp://www.freepixels.com/
3. Free Digital Photos (h/t +James Fierce
Creative Commons is a great resource. http://search.creativecommons.org/
Make sure that you check the correct box at the top if you are going to use the photo for commercial purposes or modify, adapt or build upon (like adding text or banners in +PicMonkey
You can, of course, contact the photographer or artist to request to use permission to use their photo or use your own photography. If you use your own photos, you might want to add a watermark to your image. You can do this in Photoshop, PicMonkey or PicMarkr. Pic Markr lets you upload up to five images and add one watermark to them all.It really boils down to two main points:
1. If you don’t have permission to use a photo or graphic, don’t use it.
2. Cite all sources. Period.
I hope that this helps you learn a bit more and make more informed decisions on your photo usage. Remember, just because everyone else is doing something, it doesn’t make it right. Be a good social media citizen and don’t tarnish your reputation.
Read more here: http://pegfitzpatrick.com/2013/06/26/oh-snap-can-i-legally-use-that-photo/
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