As part of the process of authoring a post or a page, you will want to include some graphical elements. Sometimes it can be difficult to shuffle through photographs, vectors, video and other media that you have. Turning to an online source might be the way to go. There are several sources of free photography and other media on the Internet. While they don’t typically have the same amount of content, and the quality is often lower, they still are worth a look. Make absolutely certain before you use an image you find on the Internet that the license allows for how you want to use it. Here are a few sites to check out:
- CreativeCommons : search – also a great place to start to understand licensing issues
- Wikimedia Commons – Welcome
- DreamsTime – traditional stock house but has free images are
- Nearly Free: Graphic River
- Free Images (formerly Stock Exchange)
- teacher librarian wiki
Didn’t find anything? Check out sources of stock photos that you can purchase. Some sites, like Dreamstime, offer a limited free image section and being a member of iStockPhoto will get you a pre-selected “free image of the month”.