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Sample of one of the Free Photos You’ll Find!

Photos and images are so important when it comes to engagement, visibility, and just plain eye-catching content on the web (or anywhere, for that matter).

But good photos are hard to come by, especially if you’re on a tight budget.

That’s why I was very pleased to come upon a recent post on designskilz offering a large collection of sources for free photos.  The post, titled “30+ Websites to Download Free Photos” offers just that – a comprehensive (and annotated) collection of sites where you can access photos to use on your blog, webpage – you name it.

If you are a blogger looking for free photos to use in your blog posts or a designer looking for free photography to use in your designs, then check out the websites … and you will find the best free stock photos.

All of the photos that you will find on the websites … are free to use for commercial purposes, without asking permission or they need attribution so make sure you check before you use a photo.

Old Stock Photos

One of the Images from the Old Stock Photos site …

You’ll notice that many of the photos are licensed under “Creative Commons Zero.”  What this means is that the person has waived his or her rights to the work and made it part of the public domain, as described below:

The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.

You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

As I’ve perused the photos available via these sites, I have been very impressed with their quality – and with the generosity of those who are making them available.

Free Photos for you to use!

Another example of the wide array of photos available!

A number of the sites offer seven pictures a week, or ten photos every ten days …  or some other timely increment. They ask that you sign up to receive them via e-mail; however, , you can also often simply download photos from the collections on those sites.

The one caution I’d offer is that you consider setting a timer before you start exploring the photos.  They are quite fascinating, and you could easily lose quite a lot of time enjoying the scenery and the artistry!

I hope you find this helpful, and that it saves you some time and leads to finding interesting (free) photos for your blog or website.

Happy Cyber Monday, all!

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