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Free Images for Online Writers

Updated on March 9, 2014

Free Images for Online Writers

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Fresh and modern images for download.

Finding the right images for your articles is essential for success in the online world. Good images draw people in to your article. Different images draw different crowds of onlookers. Images swirl through thousands of pinterest members everyday. A good image can mean thousands of hits on your site.

We are new to the world of online writing, but we have learned quickly how frustrated we can become when we can't find the right image to finish our article. We attempt to use all our own images, but finding the time to take the pictures is often hard to squeeze in on a busy day.

When is the best time to take pictures? Pictures taken in broad daylight with natural lighting are almost always going to make the best pictures. Our days are often filled to the brim with activities, and getting pictures taken while the sun is still shining through the windows is often hard.

As we find time and inspiration, we are stocking up on images to use for future articles. Feel free to download any of these images following the links at the bottom of the page! Hopefully you can find some relevant to your topics of expertise.

Free image of blue dinner plates.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

Free images of kitchen ware.

Are you writing an article about meal planning? Are you posting your most recent dinner creation? Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find a Flickr link to download this image of a stack of blue plates.

Free image of a bowl.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

Free image of a yellow tea cup.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

When I see tea cups and coffee mugs, I think about deep, thoughtful, and insightful conversations between two good friends. Are you writing an article deep with emotion? Are you sharing as if you are sitting across the table from your best friend?

Free image of a coffee mug.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

Free image of a mug.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

Looking at images of coffee mugs makes me think about deep conversations I've had before with close friends.

Are you an observant introvert like myself? Do you ever want to publish that article on your mind about 'what you wish all extroverts knew about introverts?' Or, 'what most introverts find important in friendships.' What about 'how to know if you're talking with a sensitive introvert?'

Maybe you're a bit like me and you're not sure how well your article will be received. Let me know if you try it, and maybe you'll give me the courage to write more about my introverted nature.

Free image of a Starbucks mug.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

Free image of a strawberry basket.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

Are you writing an article on the health benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables? Maybe you're writing about the dirty dozen or the top ten most healthy fruits. Have you recently done some research on strawberries or maybe you are growing them in your garden for the first time this year.

Free image of strawberries.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

Free image of edamame.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

Have you ever grown fresh edamame in your garden? If you haven't, I would highly recommend it. Blanched with a bit of salt, these soybeans make an excellent snack.

Free image of an egg carton.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

Maybe you are writing an article on the importance of protein in every person's diet. Or, are you raising chickens for the first time? Please tell me if you are or if you would like to. I would be tickled if there was a fellow 'I wish we had chickens' person out there.

Free image of wood toy blocks.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

Are you writing an article about children? What about a post explaining the different disciplining techniques that worked for your family? (I would be very interested to read that one!) Or, maybe you have recently done a study on sleep habits and how a child's diet affects their sleep.

Free image of a rubber duck.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

Free image of office pens.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

I see lots of articles floating around these days about office etiquette. What should you wear to an interview? What should you say and not say in front of your co-workers? What does HR know but won't tell you? There is plenty of blank space on this image of pens to insert a great article title.

Free image of colored pencils.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

Free image of a TV remote.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

I have to kind of chuckle at the above image of the TV remote. I was brainstorming with my husband. I asked him for suggestions of photos to take. What photos would be useful for others writing articles online? His very first suggestion was a TV remote. I NEVER would have thought to take a picture of a TV remote, but hopefully this image will be useful for someone.

Free image of piano keys.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

Free image of a yellow fire hydrant.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

Free image of coins.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

Free image of a pink pearl necklace.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site.
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to download this image off of our Flickr site. | Source

A pink pearl necklace. This is such a beautiful picture of femininity to me. This was my very favorite picture from the day, and while I suppose this one is not useful for many online writers, I thought I would share it anyway. Hopefully someone else can enjoy it too.

How to download our images off Flickr for free.

You must have a log in to Flickr in order to download these images. Flickr is run by yahoo.com...so if you have a yahoo email, you should be able to access Flickr as well.

  • Log in to Flickr.
  • Go to our Flickr site.
  • Click on any image you would like to use.
  • Right click and select 'original.'
  • Near the top of the page, click on 'Download the Original Size of this Photo.'
  • Save the image to your computer.

Hopefully that works. If not, please let me know. These are intended for free use. While I want as many people to use these images as possible, please do not sell them. I want them to stay FREE. Do not feel obligated to link back to our site, but the gesture is always appreciated.

Learning about photography

This post was a fun one for me. I am learning about photography. I have learned a few tips along the way, but I have a long ways to go. This hub was a great excuse to take lots of pictures. I learned a lot about my camera this week. I am just beginning to really get comfortable with it and learn some of its endless capabilities. I am learning to try to capture the beauty in the small things of life.

Hopefully you can find something here of use to you.

And all you real photographers out there...if you have some tips or constructive criticisms to offer me, please do! I want to learn.



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      Kenneth Avery 

      20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      prestonandkate,

      Wonderful hub. Easy to understand and not cluttered. Thanks for sharing this topic.

      Fantastic piece of writing.

      Keep up the good work.

    • prestonandkate profile imageAUTHOR

      Preston and Kate 

      3 years ago from the Midwest

      Hi indanila, thanks for the vote! Glad you find it useful.

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      Inda Blackwell 

      3 years ago from Hampton Roads

      Wow, such a great resource! Voted up for sure!!!

    • prestonandkate profile imageAUTHOR

      Preston and Kate 

      3 years ago from the Midwest

      Hi Jeannieinabottle! Thanks for stopping by! I'm hoping to get a new set of images up soon for others to use.

    • Jeannieinabottle profile image

      Jeannie InABottle 

      3 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Thanks so much for sharing these. I am always looking for free images. Voted up and beautiful!

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      ExpectGreatThings 

      4 years ago from Illinois

      Just checking out what all I've missed on hp and ran across this one. Nice work!!! You have a great eye! I hope you keep updating...maybe gardening pictures? - Ginger

    • prestonandkate profile imageAUTHOR

      Preston and Kate 

      4 years ago from the Midwest

      Hi cartero6! THANK YOU! I am definitely in the beginning stages of learning photography and wasn't sure how the photos would be received. Hopefully some other online writers can use them too! -Kate

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      Mary 

      4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Great job with this Kate & good of you to share it we can all do with help in our attempts to write online..will share this..Voted UA&I..cheers

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      Rose Clearfield 

      4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I'm glad to hear it, Kate. A CC license will allow people to use these images for all sorts of writing legally and with proper attribution. Keep adding more images, because what you've done so far is fantastic!

    • kidscrafts profile image

      kidscrafts 

      4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Great pictures! It's nice of you to share your work like that.

      Sometimes I use online pictures but when I do I often buy them because they might be part of some of another picture or my website. I want to make sure that everything is clean and above the table. And I always make sure I write the source when they are used in an article.

      Thanks for sharing and good luck your your photography projects!

    • prestonandkate profile imageAUTHOR

      Preston and Kate 

      4 years ago from the Midwest

      Thanks grand old lady. Hopefully a few people will find them useful!

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Great generic photos that can be used for a wide range of articles.

    • prestonandkate profile imageAUTHOR

      Preston and Kate 

      4 years ago from the Midwest

      THANK YOU randomcreative! I changed the licensing. I appreciate the tip...as I am a bit new to this. -Kate

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      Rose Clearfield 

      4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Nice job with this set! The compositions are all great. I would suggest using some sort of Creative Commons license as opposed to All Rights Reserved on your Flickr site so that it is easier for people to use your photos online appropriately.

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