I have a blog theme that requires a picture for every blog post – otherwise I’ll have empty squares on my homepage. I honestly feel that a page full of text is a thing of beauty, but I happen to like the theme for this blog, and so I willingly undertake the search for the perfect picture every time I post.
I use royalty-free pictures which oftentimes do not require attribution, but I always try to give credit to the source of the photos. It only takes a few minutes to type the name of the website and add a link, so why not give credit where credit is due? Afterall, the photos do lend color and texture to my blog posts.
Here is a list of photo sources on the web. These sites will provide you with a wide selection of images. There’s no need to log in, no complicated matters such as credits and points, and best of all – the photos can be used for free! But please attribute!
- Morguefile “The morguefile was created by Michael Connors as a college student in 1996. It is currently a collaborative effort between brothers Kevin Connors and Michael Connors, with Johannes Seemann. The morguefile contains photographs freely contributed by many artists to be used in creative projects by visitors to the site.
- FreeMediaGoo Free Photos, Textures, Digital Backgrounds. All FREE!!! simply browse, find something you like, and start downloading free media! Free for both commercial and private use!
- IconFinder Provides a wide variety of icons to choose from.
- Microsoft Office Images A great source for free clip art, photos, and animation
- Free Pixels Download Free Stock Photos and Images
- Image Base Free stock photos of people, objects, nature, city, and the Holy Land