If your new to blogging resources, it’s basically a new series I started where I give you helpful tips and tricks that I’ve picked up along the way while blogging. Part of composing a blog post is using graphics and photos to add that certain visual aspect that each blog post needs. Most of us bloggers know that to there are many factors that go into curating amazing graphics and images.
A lot of you probably shoot your own photos and edit them with a little bit of help from photoshop. Others on a slightly tighter budget will use the amazing free tools that the internet provides us with. The common theme with trying to gain access to these free tools, is knowing where to look for them. That’s what this blog post is about. I will get to that a little bit later, but first let’s talk about one of the most important things associated with stock images.
Legality and Liabilities. Although most of us would like to think the internet is a free space, open to anyone to use it resources, sometimes that’s not the case. Especially when it comes to copyright. Just for argument’s sake, let me state the obvious, you cannot post images to your blog that don’t have a creative commons license or you don’t have expressed written permission from the photo owner.
If your not a lawyer or well versed in copyright jargon, as I’m not, then your best bet is to find creative commons licensed photos. I won’t go into much detail about creative commons because I already talked about it in another post, but you can go read more about it there. I found some of the best stock image sites for which I get most of the images for my blog and I’m going to share them with you below and I will also tell you about which photo editors I use as well.
Free Stock Photos:
Below are the resources I use for finding free non copyright images.
What I Use To Edit My Photos:
These are the top photo editors I use
These are the resources that I use to find and create images. Just make sure that whenever you use someone else’s image, that your within your legal rights to do so or you use creative commons photos. Make sure to read my post The Ugly Side Of Blogging to get the full breakdown on how creative commons works.
Thanks for reading and come back next Tuesday for another edition of Blogging Resources.
How do you come up with your images? Do you know about creative commons?