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Bloggers: Where do you get all your images from?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by IMpossible, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. IMpossible

    IMpossible Supreme Member

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    A shoutout to all my fellow bloggers out there!

    Currently I am buying all my pictures from a sock photo agency but this limits my blog post frequency to 1 post everyday since I can't keep up the costs in the long run as long as my specified blog does not return enough revenue to cover the costs.

    How do other blogs do this? Especially the ones just starting out. Is there a (reliable) free source of high quality images that I'm missing here?
    Or do they contact the original photographer of the picture and ask for a permit (for free usage of course)?
     
  2. Hubba

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    Hotlink - Just be sure to use this in the alt "Hotlinked courtesy of BLOG" ;^)
     
  3. IMpossible

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    I prefer to upload the images on my host first. I have seen many blogs doing the "Source: Nameofblog" thing.
    Is that safe from getting in trouble with the copyright holder?
     
  4. IMpossible

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    Anyone got an idea?
     
  5. Hubba

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    I was joking. I wouldn't hotlink unless it is allowed. If you search around you can find bots that download royalty free images from flickr. You're supposed to have a link back, blah, blah, blah, but the bots can download the images locally. I've never had problems using those without the link back, but doesn't mean it can't happen. G is really good at recognizing images, even if you tweak them with Photoshop. If you want new image credit from G you can put together your own gallery of images and make unique collages, etc.
     
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    http://pixabay.com/
    or>
    Google Image Search, Search Options, Usage rights, labeled for reuse
     
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    https://dollarphotoclub.com/
     
  8. kelney

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    I recommend you to use Flickr.
    There are tons of photos and you can filter them by license. There is CC (Creative Commons) which allows you to use them anywhere you want (inc. commercial use).
     
  9. Bileks

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    I get all my pictures from "My Pictures" !
     
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  10. adsenseisthebest

    adsenseisthebest Newbie

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    Google Image and then filter it to show pictures that are free to use ;)
     
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    There are plenty plugins if you have WP. Photodropper for example, and it goes under Creative commons license.. ;)
     
  12. IMpossible

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    Are you sure this is a safe source?
    I went through some pics and found some which I saw at fotolia (another stock photo agency).
    Is this legal?
     
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    50+ plus site to get free images, here is the list
     
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    Well, looking a bit closer: https://www.dollarphotoclub.com/Info/AboutUs

    Curated by Fotolia, and for 10$ per month you get access to their 1$ images. I'd say it's legit. Everything checks out.
     
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    Good one. Another list I've liked is this one.
     
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    Was going to suggest an effective method until I seen the posts about the licences. These folks are correct, have to support Creative Commons. I have a 36G upload img site I want shot of. It needs a little php attention though.
     
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    I get them from Google Image Search.
     
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    There isn't much better for finding decent images that you can use (legally) than search.creativecommons
     
  20. Jodly

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    There are tons of free (creative common's license) pictures you could use.