How to Find Those Wow Pics for Great Articles

The right visuals depend on the article content

The right visual aid for an article or written piece is very important. Lots of readers enjoy having their sense of sight stimulated while they educate themselves with written content. This goes back to those people who learn better visually, while others do so through reading. Having both of these combined works best communicating material from writer to reader. Where all of these remarkable photo tools are located so the next publication is all it should be and more.

There are a lot of great sites to obtain pictures for articles. Some are free of charge and others cost a nominal fee. These are a couple of sources for finding the right pictures to accompany published articles.

Pictures honestly say a thousand words

Readers have advised time and time again that they enjoy articles that have pictures added.
Readers have advised time and time again that they enjoy articles that have pictures added. | Source
There are millions of photos online at free sites for use with your article content.
There are millions of photos online at free sites for use with your article content. | Source
There are some favorite themes. some pics relax while others excite the reader. Depending upon what you are trying to accomplish in your article, choose the right visual stimulus.
There are some favorite themes. some pics relax while others excite the reader. Depending upon what you are trying to accomplish in your article, choose the right visual stimulus. | Source
Readers have advised time and time again that they enjoy articles that have pictures added.
Readers have advised time and time again that they enjoy articles that have pictures added. | Source

Use the right visual for a Hub. Is a video better than a still image?es for your hub the right way

Take your own photos

Many writers have advised that they take their own photos. With a digital camera and a USB port, take pics and download them to your computer. You don’t have to be a professional photographer to get great pictures. The same imagination and resources that you use to write terrific articles can also be used for taking great photos.

It really doesn’t matter where you live. You can live in a city of over a million people or on a rural farm in the Midwest of the United States and find great pictures if you know where to look. Remember not to take photos simply for the next article theme that you are working on just take photos to build a collection or archive. Build up a library of available pics and whenever you need them you have a resource to indulge in.

If you are one of the fortunate few in the world that live in a place where you have more than one season you can really get awesome pictures of the weather, animals, nature, landscapes and other outdoor interests for your album as the seasons change. Take pictures of people you know and invoice them. Take pictures of interesting sites and places you happen to find. Photograph different foods or even cars. Any and every picture added for your online library will work for your articles.

Free online picture sites

There are many free online picture sites. These sites usually include real photographs, cartoons, videos and some even house caricatures of people or places. Many of the free online digital photograph sites will allow you to download royalty free photos and illustrations.

One great site is www.freedigitalphotos.net. The site allows you to download for personal or professional use photos and illustrations for websites, newspapers, video, magazines, iPhone applications, forums or blogs. This site is one of many that will even pay you to upload your personal digital photos and illustrations and if someone uses them potentially earn from their use. The site requires registration and is free to use.

They have various categories and something that covers just about anything article related that you can think of. Simply give acknowledgement to the site and image creator at Free Digital Photos.net.

Sites with a nominal fee for use

There are several online sites that will charge a fee for any images from their website used. These are generally few and far between. Most of the online sites are free of charge and after searching through them you are bound to locate something that you can use for your article. Why pay for something that you can get for free?

If you do choose to use one of these services it may be for a specific photo that you cannot seem to find anywhere else. For example, you may want a famous photo like the marines at the Hanoi Hilton or something similar.

When using pictures or images for your Hubs be sure and read the right way to showcase the picture content for HubPages here.

Photographs, images, cartoons or pictures in general are a great way to showcase an article and the content it contains. Remember, adding pictures is a great way to get traffic to an article and many readers through various research studies have advised they enjoy an article with pictures more than those without.

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Great selection of sites to visit for free and almost free photos. Rated up, useful, and bookmarked.


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Great ideas! I love your picture example of the man on the beach "holding" the sun.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

A very good and informative hub! Pictures are like you say so very important and can add value to the article. Thanks for all the great tips! Rated up and bookmarked.

Tina


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kafsoa 5 years ago

I bookmarked this, Great article.


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

A good amount of new information for me. Thanks!


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Great hub. Lots of information i did not know. Thanks for your write up and for sharing this with us. dw


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quildon 5 years ago from Florida

I bookmarked your hub. Very useful information. Thanks for sharing!


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Miss Mellie 5 years ago

Yep, I bookmarked this one, too. Adding your collection of image sites to my collection!


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

Thanks, great information, I actually bookmarked for future use, good images are getting more difficult to find....


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Lee B 5 years ago from New Mexico

I, too, bookmarked this hub! Very helpful information. I usually use my own photos because I usually write about my life and my boat. However, I want to branch out and now it's harder to find appropriate and interesting photos. Your hub came along at the exact right time. Thank you!


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Alladream74 5 years ago from Oakland, California

I will definitely check out the sources you sited.Your hubs are so well-researched and interesting to read.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia

This is great informoation for Hubpages writers and for any other article writers. I had not heard of freedigitalphotos.net, so I'm happy to know about it and will likely use it in the future. Thanks for sharing! I voted it up and useful!

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