We’ve talked in the past about how good photography is an essential part of a website. We’ve also talked about how not every small business has the money to hire a photographer. If you are one of these businesses there is no need to worry because there is a wide variety of stock photography that is available to you to use for free. And not just free, you can use them for commercial and non-commercial purposes and they are free of copyright restrictions – which means, you do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer. However, credit, usually in the form of a link to the photography, is always appreciated.
If you choose stock photos for your website there are a variety of ways you can customize the images to make them unique to your site. And, if you need help selecting the right photo, we offer tips over here.
Always check the usage rights to any stock photography website because their rights are subject to change at any time. Also note that when searching within a free Flickr or Tumblr photo site it is easy to end up outside of the intended search area, so make sure you are downloading from the right account.
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