Free stock photos are easy to find nowadays. Just Google the words and you’ll find enough suggestions. Maybe browse some services to find on that fits your need best.
Some ‘free’-stock photo services also have payed options where you can get even better photos than the ones that are free to use.
Be sure to read some of the legal stuff before you use or buy any photo. There are a lot of different nuances in free images and the allowed use of them.
Photographs you pay for can also have different limitations. Cheap photos often don’t give you the exclusive right to their use. Don’t be surprised when a popular image shows up on many other websites and blogs.
Why use free stock photos or any other images?
Of-course ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’. Makes an article look nice and provides reader with extra information. Besides that, images also help your articles ranking higher in Google search results.
At A4-News we use images for websites and newsletters. We make use of free and paid images. In relation to our publications it’s never an issue if some images are widely used. As long it fits the story (more or less).
Roll your own
It some situations it can be difficult to find the kind of image that you are looking for. Despite of the amount of free and paid images that are available on-line. In that case it can be a good idea to try and take your own photographs. To start of you don’t need a fancy high-end camera at all. Here we still make use of our iPhone in many situations to produce some images for blog postings.
The Nikon D90 is the biggest gun in our photographic arsenal. The thing with the cable, on top where an external flash can be mounted, is its external GPS. Besides this Nikon D90 we make use of a Canon Powershot G5 X and an Apple iPhone 6.
Share & Enjoy
Some of these photos have a watermark that says ‘A4-News.com’, but that’s no copyright sign. You are free to remove it when you use any of the pictures.
In case you like to use one of these free picture for a paid product, just write to us. In most cases we can give permission for that without any costs.