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Photography: What, where and how to get good photos !?!

  1. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    I have no clue about these things and so I am appealing to peers for guidance.

    The only place I get photos from is Google-Images.  dassit !

    There must be 20 more great places but i have no clue about where.

    Follow up question. 

    Do you need permission to post these pix? 

    What exactly is the normal practice and is there a more/less legal way to post images that we don't own?

    1. thranax profile image58
      thranaxposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      DJ Funktual-I have no clue about these things and so I am appealing to peers for guidance.

      The only place I get photos from is Google-Images.  dassit !
      -OK

      There must be 20 more great places but i have no clue about where.
      -Google Images
      -Photobucket
      -Dogpile
      -Yahoo Search
      -Royalty Free sites

      Follow up question. 
      -Shoot

      Do you need permission to post these pix? 
      -All except the royalty free images. Its best to put a link to where the images are from, but so many people don't that you could get an image that has been stolen in a chain of 10 or more times and never know the owner.

      What exactly is the normal practice and is there a more/less legal way to post images that we don't own?
      Yes, just post to the site it came from. If you know the Authors name type this:
      ¬©ImageArtest  URL (Or link the ¬©ImageArtest)

  2. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    Lemme know what you want shots of and if I can do it, I will! I just got a new camera (Canon Powershot S5) and I'm itching to get to using it!

  3. JJC13 profile image60
    JJC13posted 8 years ago

    search for royalty free picts.. there are lots of sites out there.. You may google it

  4. Pete Michner profile image88
    Pete Michnerposted 8 years ago

    Here's a big repository of public domain image sites I just found through Wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia: … _resources

    Good luck!

  5. shailini profile image61
    shailiniposted 8 years ago

    This is a hub that I wrote a few weeks ago addressing the issue. In my opinion, flickr has plenty of stunning pictures (creative commons licensed pics) that you can use
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Where-to-get-Mo … s-for-Free

    best wishes,

  6. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    thanks everyone. 

    does the fact that I've only been using google images mean they are public domain or whatever?

  7. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Just because a photo comes up on Google Images doesn't mean it's free to use.  In fact you should assume the opposite - it's not free unless the original context says so!

    I use Flickr for all my Hubs.  Use this link:

    http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/

    Select Advanced, then select "Photos you can use commercially" from the drop down box.
    I used to just use the "Creative Commons" option, but it picked up on some photos with the wrong kind of licence, so I use the "commercial" option to be on the safe side now - I still get hundreds of photos to choose from.

    You then need to acknowledge the photographer in your Hub and add a link to their Photostream on Flickr.  I usually do that at the end of my Hub.  If I have several photos, I'll make it a links capsule.

    Recently I've started posting a comment on the photo on Flickr as well, letting the photographer know I've used the image.  A couple of times that's led to some good dialogue.

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I gotta tell ya I searched for two things on that first link and got nothing.  Just amateur photos of people's stuff.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I have mainly used it for Hubs on dancing and relationships, and have found acres of photos to suit those titles.  However when I searched for one to suit my eBay Hubs, most of them were useless (pictures of stuff people were selling!).  So I suppose it depends on the subject - what were you looking for?

        1. DJ Funktual profile image86
          DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I can't say because it's the #1 Movie of all-time and don't wanna reveal it yet.  eek. sorry.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image94
            Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            OK, that makes sense.  Images from a movie are going to be copyright, and the only way you're going to find them on Flickr is if someone has taken a photo of a cinema poster - and to be honest, I think it's highly debatable whether that's truly free to use - after all, it's a photo of a copyrighted image.

            You could try Wikipedia Commons.

            http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

            A lot of their images are ones which are old enough to be out of copyright, so for old movies, you might find something there.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I have mainly used it for Hubs on dancing and relationships, and have found acres of photos to suit those titles.  However when I searched for one to suit my eBay Hubs, most of them were useless (pictures of stuff people were selling!).  So I suppose it depends on the subject - what were you looking for?

  8. Bonnie Ramsey profile image90
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 8 years ago

    I use Flickr but also a lot from Photobucket. The thing to remember with Photobucket is that it is posted by a direct link and as long as you are using it on a site, you have to keep it in your photoalbum at Photobucket. When you take it out of your album, it deletes it wherever you have it posted. But I love using the site. I have found more of what I have been looking for there than I do at Flickr.

    Bonnie

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I had no awareness of that site - basically, it looks like it works the same as Youtube?

      1. thranax profile image58
        thranaxposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Photobucket can hold video like youtube, but it is mostly for images. And all the images on there are uploaded by personal accounts. All images unless otherwise stated can be used on any site online as long as you link back and if you know it state the image creator.

  9. SunSeven profile image63
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago

    You might find this hub useful. Free Stock Photography Sites And Reviews

    Best Regards

 
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