By now, you’ve probably realized that cheesy stock images of smiling office workers shaking hands are expensive, unprofessional and, quite frankly, a little old. So, this begs the question, where do you find good images for your blog? Keep reading to discover the best sources for high-quality, royalty-free images.
Before we look at where you can find good images, it’s worth noting the benefits of taking your own pictures. Since most modern smartphones can take excellent photos, you probably won’t need to make any investment in photography equipment. Coupled with the fact that each photo you take won’t cost a penny, you’ll save a fair bit of money.
You’ll also have a completely unique piece of content for your blog, and if it’s good enough, people will want to share it. This can drive more traffic to your website. You also won’t have to deal with copyright headaches. The only challenge is that if you want to keep the photo for your own exclusive use, you might have to ensure it doesn’t get stolen.
A simple and effective way around this would be to use a reverse image lookup tool. Learning how to do a reverse image is a pretty simple process and it’ll save you from worrying about your content being used without permission. With that said, here are some great websites for finding high-quality images.
Unsplash is one of the most popular platforms for finding royalty-free public domain photos. Their powerful search feature allows you to browse through thousands of high-quality images across a variety of categories. You can also find some great wallpapers for your desktop while you’re at it.
Pexels works very similarly to Unsplash but also has a free video section if you need video content for your blog. The images on their website are also all royalty-free and public domain. You can filter your search through categories and tags to easily find what you’re looking for.
If you’re looking for high-quality, royalty-free images that have a more historic theme, then New Old Stock is a great place to start. Their collection isn’t as large as most other websites, but each photo is carefully curated and tagged with relevant information. All images are free from known copyright restrictions, so you can use them as you please.
LibreShot features over 40 million free-to-use images with no watermarks or attributions. There are many categories to choose from, including animals, architecture, business, nature, people and plenty more. LibreShot also offers prints that you can buy for your home.
As you can see, there are plenty of great websites to find high-quality images for your blog. But if you have the opportunity, be sure to take your own pictures whenever possible.
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