Most of us building websites at least at some stage would have struggled to find photos that we wanted for our websites to really stand out. And most of us don’t have a gallery of our own.
I would like to share information that I have learnt while searching for photos for my websites.
There are multiple ways to get images, some of which include:
- Taking photos of your own – Difficult part here is that while we may be able to stage situations or go out and take photos of our own, which takes time, but may not the solution when we need photos there and then while building the website.
- Illegal ways of searching online and downloading photos that may have copyrights of the owner. Obviously, being an illegal option, this could land us in a messy lawsuit and fines.
- Purchasing Stock images from sites like iStockphotos, Shutterstock etc.
Some of the free resources from where I obtain good quality royalty free images are:
- LibreStock is great search engine for searching for royalty free images.
I will however, advise you to check specific conditions on each photo that you pull up as some may require you to pay attributions by placing a link back to their site etc.