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Blogging On A Budget III: More FREE Stock Images & Photos

I promised I would come back at you with more and here I am, fulfilling this promise. In case you missed my first post about this and then the subsequent post which had a bunch of stock images for your use under the Dan Levy license here they are linked for your use.

Blogging On A Budget: The Unglamorous Part – Getting Stock Images & Photos


Blogging On A Budget II: Giving Stock Images & Photos

What is the Dan Levy License?

You are all free to use these pictures as you please.

If you’d like to link back to my blog and give me credit then that’s cool and I would very much appreciate it. HOWEVER, you won’t need to because I will be putting these pics up and putting them out there for everyone on the Interiorwebs to use as they see fit.

Oh, and to be clear: I am not a professional photographer, I have never taken a photography class, and I will be taking the bulk of these pictures with my BlackBerry Torch or whatever other phone I have handy (in this case the Bell HTC Incredible S. Sometimes, maybe, a real camera will be used but don’t count on it.

As such, don’t expect these to be stellar, super awesome photos which move you to tears. BUT, they will be what they say they are. If you need a picture of a stop sign, a picture of a stop sign you will have with no worrying about Creative Commons or Fair Use or Copyright.

Any requests for pictures? Let me know. Know of anyone else who has done something similar? Also, let me know because I’d very much appreciate it.

As I said in my previous post of this nature – this isn’t going to be a wordy post at all but I hope I make up for it in the value these photos gain for you should you ever need them. They are mundane, I know, but they are or could be useful to you at some point and then you’ll know where you can grab them.

As I have also said before – I am open to suggestions of pictures I should take around Toronto, just let me know what you want me to capture and I will do my utmost to capture it. (And now, as I hear fireworks exploding outside my window I think that at some point in the future I should get a picture of some huge fireworks, not just roman candles, and post them.)

  1. July 4, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    So, as far as giving credit where credit is due, I have a question: If I find an image, let’s say through Google, and want to use it in my post, is using the original link to the photo enough of a credit, especially if I don’t know exactly who it belongs to? If it was yours, and I know you, of course I would say something, but if it’s just out there on the internet? I don’t believe in downloading it, and then reposting it as my own since I’ve learned how to link to images and I always enable the ability to click on the image to go back to the original. Thoughts?

    PS. I like your licence. I believe in the same thing.

  2. July 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    My own opinion on that?

    You absolutely SHOULD download it because otherwise you have to continually check your blog to make sure that link is valid and if the picture goes down you have to go find a replacement. You put a link to the original image either in the description of the image and/or at the bottom of the page/post and usually that is enough for most images you find online. This way if the website goes down, the link may be dead (there isn’t much you can do about that) but that isn’t your fault and you still have the picture.

    At the very least, download the picture and keep it as a copy with a notation in the file name where it came from (or a notepad file with the info) so if the image ever goes down you can just quickly post it back up. That still means you have to constantly be checking your blog for dead links which, as you have posted many posts by now I am sure, is quite an arduous task which I personally wouldn’t want to do.

  3. July 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Ok. great point. But that still doesn’t answer the original question. Let me rephrase it: to what extent should a person go through to give credit to a photo that is not their own. Do I put it in the comments of the photo on my blog? Alternate text? etc.?

    I am going to go back and check all my links right now and keep a backup copy. Not sure what the best way to do that is, but going to give the notepad thing a shot.

    • July 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      Oh, I thought I did.
      I say the best way is to add a link in the description of the picture (obviously it will not be a clickable link) as well as at the bottom of the blog post.

      EX: Picture of stick is figure is from stickfigures.com/manwearinghat

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