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Need photos for 'about me' section on blogs

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by redpanda, May 7, 2009.

  1. redpanda

    redpanda Newbie

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    Thinking of adding an 'about me' section to blogs with a different 'character' for each one. A potrait-type photo would definetly help with this. Make it look more 'human' ;).

    Problem is, I've looked at various photo sites and even the 'on-the-fly' photos look too professional(i.e. would look fake). For example, there will be pictures of folks in a bar, and the lighting will be studio perfect. That just 'aint real.

    Does anyone know of any good sites for 'natural'-looking potrait style photos (royalty-free if possible, free is even better) of random people.

    P.S. Not E-whore pictures; clothing appreciated :D
     
  2. bl4ck1ce

    bl4ck1ce Regular Member

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    This is an example of an autoblog that uses a fake profile picture, is this the type you're looking for?

    Code:
    http://www.gardensecrets.info/
    For stock photos I use
    Code:
    http://sxc.hu
    here are some examples that don't look like studio shots:
    Code:
    http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1167031
    http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1167030
    http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1107704
    http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1090371
    http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1088930
    http://www.sxc.hu/photo/913201
    http://www.sxc.hu/photo/910545
    http://www.sxc.hu/photo/837304
    http://www.sxc.hu/photo/738236
    http://www.sxc.hu/photo/717410
    http://www.sxc.hu/photo/428165
    http://www.sxc.hu/photo/350794
    http://www.sxc.hu/photo/210701
    
    or if you want one of those trendy cartoony avatars, there are a few like this:
    Code:
    http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1153819
    Hope this helps!
     
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  3. redpanda

    redpanda Newbie

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    Thank you so very much, this is exactly what I'm looking for bl4ck1ce :).

    Just browsing through this photo site I see loads of useful photos. I was getting so frustrated with google image search and istockphoto. I was entertaining thoughts of ripping off people's myspace profiles(bit dodgy).

    Thanks again.
     
  4. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What a strange About Me on this garden site.....LOL

    Grant did this and Grant does that.

    Then it states....posted by Grant....:D

    The page should be renamed to About Him....LOL

    Sorry, couldnĀ“t resist....solid tip though on the photo source...
     
  5. blackieman

    blackieman Power Member

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    @bl4ck1ce: I have used sxc.hu before with good results... but don't know how to look for portraits. What are search keywords you have used to find those (maybe a noob question, but really need this).

    Thanks in advance, man.

    He he, I LOVE that about me on the autoblog (interesting name):
    "Grant DeCresse has been an avid gardener for over 15 years, and has grown everything from flowers to turnips and everything in between!

    Grant lives on the west coast of Canada with his wife and 2 cockatiels."