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Where do you get your pictures from?

  1. Mikeydoes profile image75
    Mikeydoesposted 7 years ago

    One of my big problem is, I do basically nothing with pictures and videos. Because I'm not really sure where I can get them. I am more or less talking about pictures, but if their is some hidden secret with videos aside from youtube, that would be great! Also I am sure it is key to give credit?

    1. pedrog profile image62
      pedrogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Here is a list of websites where you can find free pictures:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Where-to-find-f … -your-Hubs

      1. Jeff Slater profile image60
        Jeff Slaterposted 7 years agoin reply to this


        P.S. nice kitty smile

    2. Ms Dee profile image87
      Ms Deeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wikimedia Commons and Flickr section for commercial use

    3. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      most are either my own or from wikimedia creative commons

    4. BlissfulWriter profile image65
      BlissfulWriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You need to make sure you get photos that are "creative common" licensed in a way that allow you to use it.  All other photos are usually copyrighted and you can not use on your blog. 

      Here is how to find creative common photos ...
      http://hubpages.com/hub/three-ways-to-f … ons-photos

      Yes, according to the license of many of the creative common photos, you must attribute them (ie give them credit).

    5. classicalgeek profile image84
      classicalgeekposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wikipedia maintains a large list of public-domain repositories for photos and artwork. I use only pictures that are in the public domain; those are free for anyone to use in whatever manner they wish. I also will use public-domain photos I find on wikimedia commons, but unless I either can verify that it is a public-domain photo or take it myself, I don't use it at all.

    6. Pamela Sarzana profile image59
      Pamela Sarzanaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Morgue File,s use only the free stock photos, it is easy to use.

      1. Pamela Sarzana profile image59
        Pamela Sarzanaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        oops...I meant Morgue Files

  2. smalika profile image77
    smalikaposted 7 years ago

    My major source is photobucket, although I dont do much with the photos myself because of not a very high performing internet connection. However wherever you get them from, do mention the source.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image85
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Most pictures on Photobucket are not copyright free.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Please don't use photos from Photobucket.  Many of them are stolen from other photographers and there's no way to track down the original source. 

      I think it's a disgraceful site - it encourages you to copy photos from the internet with no warning or explanation.  If you search around, you'll ultimately find some very small print which says something like "it's the user's responsibility to ensure they do not infringe copyright by copying images to Photobucket".  That should be in big letters when you join! 

      I use Flickr - use the Advanced Search and tick "Creative Commons" and "for commercial use".  Then credit the photographer on your Hub.  The selection is vast.

  3. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 7 years ago

    I usually use wikimedia commons for images (if I don't have my own image on file for the hub).

  4. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
    Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago

    search.creativecommons.org ... I normally choose my images from wikimedia in the CC search.

  5. optimus grimlock profile image59
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    yahoo images

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    Marikit Cruzposted 7 years ago

    thank you for the ideas.....still learning here...

  7. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    My best source for pictures is my own camera.  I tend to carry one with me everywhere now.

  8. smalika profile image77
    smalikaposted 7 years ago

    Got it.. thank you for letting me know.. this is turning out to be a tremendously informative thread. smile..  i haven't done much with photos anyway... thinking of buying a good performance camera. Have always enjoyed photography...

    1. melodyandes profile image59
      melodyandesposted 7 years agoin reply to this


  9. Wendy S. Wilmoth profile image79
    Wendy S. Wilmothposted 7 years ago

    To respect the concept of intellectual property and make sure that my hubs are totally unique, I always use my original photos or none at all.

    1. NicoleSmith profile image57
      NicoleSmithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, my pics are from my camera and upload to my computer then put it to the site or hub smile

  10. brakel2 profile image79
    brakel2posted 7 years ago

    My photos are from Morguefile.com. Read the license, but most are allowed for commercial use

  11. freecampingaussie profile image60
    freecampingaussieposted 7 years ago

    I try take as many of my own photos as I can everywhere we go as we are traveling > I have tons of them of allsorts of subjects !If anyone needs photos for projects I will want them to link to me in excange.

  12. Hyphenbird profile image90
    Hyphenbirdposted 7 years ago

    I use my own photographs. If I do not have anything appropriate for the Hub, I set up and take one just for that purpose. Original art work complements original writings.

  13. LuisEGonzalez profile image87
    LuisEGonzalezposted 7 years ago

    You may use images from sites such as Google Images, with the following caveats:

    1. Images that do not have the copyright logo or words to such effects(all rights reserved for example)
    2. You intend to use the images in your article to demonstrate a point or educate or show comparisson.
    3. You may not claim the image as yours, or alter it in any way
    4. You may not download images from a photographer's own web site.

    see hubs on the issue posted under Creative Commons and Fair Use for more information or you can check into Title 17 USC 107

    See for more details: http://hubpages.com/hub/Creative-Common … e-Internet

    1. alexhd57 profile image74
      alexhd57posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Your point 1 is incorrect. Google images simply indexes images that are on the web (from photographers' websites for example) regardless of what kind of license the creator has them under. There is no need for a © symbol to be displayed for an image to be under copyright. Just because an image is found on a web search does not make it available; the starting assumption should be all images are protected by copyright.

  14. Azure11 profile image92
    Azure11posted 7 years ago

    Yes, I also take most of my own. I always take my camera with me in case I see anything useful that I might be able to use in future. I have also in the past bought images from istockphoto but you have to dig deep to fond the cheap ones!

  15. LuisEGonzalez profile image87
    LuisEGonzalezposted 6 years ago

    alexhd57: Point 1 takes the points that follow it as complimentary. If any other measures mentioned in the points that follow, plus the first one, are met,then you can use those images.

  16. Mark Ewbie profile image88
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    I draw mine. No really, and you thought they must be by some professional!

    Only spamming in the hope of getting the traffic up.

    Go back to your hubs and prepare for greatness.

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      klarawieckposted 6 years agoin reply to this


  17. AliciaC profile image100
    AliciaCposted 6 years ago

    I get my photos from morguefile.com, sxc.hu, wikimedia commons, government sites that provide public domain images and from my own photo collection.