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On your hubs and other online articles, do you use your own photos or from another source?


If you use them from another source, do you use the free version where you have to place a credit or do you pay for stock photos so you can use them without? Alternatively do you use sites that allow you do use without a credit? Clipart Clkr

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Hi Don,

    I do try to use my own too but as you say, sometimes it just isn't possible. I wish my camera skills were better as well. Thanks for taking the time to answer.

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Randi Benlulu (btrbell) says

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Hi Btrbell,

    It can be exasperating looking for a suitable photo sometimes. It sounds like you have found the solution. Thanks for the answer.

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Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Hi Christin,

    May I ask you a question? Do you feel your time is better spent using Photoshop and creating images or writing? Writing and designing both are creative pursuits but where do you draw a line, or do you?


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Diana L Pierce (Diana Lee) says

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Yes, sometimes it is difficult to capture just what we need.

    There are many talented photographers, and designers who are kind to allow us usage of their work. Thank you for your answer.

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Joan Veronica Robertson (joanveronica) says

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Hello Joan,

    I too try and source what I need from these sources. It is time consuming.

    Wonderful to hear from you.

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Judy Specht (tirelesstraveler) says

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Hi tirelesstraveler,

    Wikimedia is getting mentioned a lot here. It seems one of the best 'go to sources' for pictures. Thanks for this.

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Your own pictures are by and far the easiest choice. Thankfully so many people have others to use their photos. On Flickr, I have asked people and almost all have allowed usage with a link back to their photostream. Have a great Sunday.

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Hi LTM,

    No it is definitely not being paranoid. There are cases of photos being taken all the time.

    I am shocked when I look at sites with free photos and so many people have their children up there. Thanks for your thoughts on this subject.

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Rajan Singh Jolly (rajan jolly) says

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Hello,

    Although I have contacted users after following through an image on Google, I rarely get a response. I believe whoever posted it was using it without permission possibly. Your system to source photos is commendable.

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Marianne Sherret (daydreams) says

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    On Flickr even if it has an 'all rights reserved', I have asked the photographer and all but one has said, I was free to use it. Thanks for your thoughts on the subject.

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Yes, you are right no one wants to get hit with copyright infringement. Take a look at some hubs on where to find creative commons images. If you go to Flickr and ask the photographer offering a link back, they are normally happy to help. Good luck.


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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Hello Nicregi,

    With Google, do you follow the link and see if it has 'rights reserved'? Some aren't available to be used without payment or a credit. Often it is difficult to photograph something that we need for a hub. Great to hear from you.

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    I too use Flickr and almost everyone I have contacted has been helpful. It takes such a small amount of time to leave a credit. Thanks for your thoughts on the subject.

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Perhaps you should contact them about starting ' Hubphotos'. You are the 1st to answer, that has paid for photos. I think it makes a difference to the overall look, as a credit such as 'freedigitalphotos' makes the piece look unprofessional.


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Ann Carr (annart) says

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    That is true, inspiration from photos is a great idea.

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Yes, I think you are right. I read that if a person has writer's block, it is good to do something else as long as it is creative. Perhaps the two go hand in hand. Thanks for your thought on the subject.

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Sp Greaney (sangre) says

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Time is a big factor. We all have to follow our strengths. It is a win-win situation, the photographer gets a mention and you have a suitable photo to use. Thanks for your answer.

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Hi Mitch,

    There have been some excellent hubs about where to find images that are free to use. Some request a credit and others don't . I use Freedigitalphotos.net and morguefile quite a bit. FDP needs a credit, Morgue file doesn't. Thanks, good luck

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Dorothy Cooper (dorothy0328) says

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Recipes usually want the process as well as the finished dish. This can be a problem, I have found. One needs a helper. Sourcing high quality images can prove difficult. Thank you for taking the time to answer.


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Jim Miller (JimTxMiller) says

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Hello Jim,

    I too have used this. I asked the question because I often see photos with no link or credit. Thanks for your answer.

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Sometimes when do a recipe you need help! Try mixing, holding the bowl and taking a pic at the same time. It isn't easy! From Google India you still need a credit, don't you? Thanks for your input.

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    Nice shot. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Joanne M Olivieri says

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 3 years ago

    It is a difficult call. People love photos but often it is difficult to know who owns the copyrights. I once contacted someone about using a drawing I liked, he said I could use it but it wasn't his! Thanks for your answer.

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