I don’t really need to explain why stealing photos is bad, right?
Thankfully, there are plenty of resources to get free photos.
Free Photos for Blogs:
- Where to Find Free Images for Your Blog –A helpful list of 16 free photo sources and the requirements to use the photos.
- Free stock images from Hubspot + other marketing goodies
Favorite Sources for Blog Images:
Death to Stock Photo
While free photos are great, it takes time to sift through and find the high-quality photo that’s just right for each post. I’m super-strapped for time these days, so I got a $10/month membership to dttsp. The photos won’t be right for everyone, but they match the feeling and needs of my blog pretty well for now. They offer a free monthly option too, so I highly recommend checking them out.
Your Own Photography:
Even if your blog is just for fun, taking your own pictures is a great option. You’ll be in control of the content and may be able to add a personal element to your blog. While a lot of bloggers eventually opt for a DSLR camera, chances are you have a pretty good camera on your smart phone and there are plenty of easy photo editing options available online.
Afraid someone might be using your original photos? Do a Google Reverse Image Search. I also use this to check the original source of photos I find and want to use.
Do you take all of your own photos or find them online?