Finding Images For Your Blog Posts – Saturday Sharefest!

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Welcome to the weekly blogging tip and comment game! This week I’m talking about finding photos for your blog posts.

As I wrote in a previous Saturday tip: photos in your posts are good. But how do you find photos and properly attribute them?

Texan Mama writes:

I think a lot of bloggers could benefit from learning what the rules and etiquette are for posting photos other than their own. And, hopefully, you could hook us up with a couple of sites where it’s totally okay to take the photos without worrying about violating copyright or creative commons or hurting anyone’s feelings or whatever.

The rules are simple: unless you have taken a photo yourself or obtained the photo from a PR person, you should credit the source. Simply add a line at the end of your post that says “Photo credit: xyz.com.” Following is a list of ways to find photos for your posts:

Now, let’s play a game! Here are the rules for the SITS Saturday Sharefest:

  • Leave a comment here with a link to one of your best blog posts (or just your main URL if you prefer).
  • After you leave your comment, visit the link of the person who commented BEFORE you.
  • Comment on their post and be sure to say “Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest” in your comment.

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Comments

  1. says

    Today has been one of the best Saturdays I’ve had in a long time. I’ll have to try to blog about it tomorrow. Happy weekend everyone!

  2. Lisa says

    Happy Saturday! The pics in this post are from today’s visit with Santa. I love the pictures of my girls smiling :-)
    .-= Lisa´s last post: Teaching thankfulness =-.

  3. Vickie says

    Hey you all! This morning my girls got the H1N1 vaccine and then we visited Santa! I could use a late afternoon nap:)

    Thanks for sharing the photo sites. I like it when blogs have pictures in their posts. Breaks up a long post.

  4. Chaotic Kristy says

    Happy Sits day!
    .-= Chaotic Kristy´s last post: I need to be quized =-.

  5. says

    Wow thank you, this is such good advice. I have always been wary of using photos I have found on the net for fear of breaching copyright. But now I know how to go ahead thanks to you guys!

    Have a great weekend!
    .-= Lise´s last post: What I’m cooking this weekend… =-.

  6. says

    I thought it would just be “us” for Thanksgiving…looks like I gotta start the menu planning. I think that’s fun, so it’s all good. 😉

    Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. A. Brilliant
    .-= Jessica Nunemaker´s last post: Milk Chocolate Bundt Cake =-.

  7. says

    This is an important topic, Shannon, and I’m so glad you wrote about it. I think a lot of people just don’t realize they should credit their sources. I know when I first started, lo those many years ago, I didn’t do it either. Because the internet is FREE! and you just take what you want, right? :)

    One of my recent posts is the debate about how to pronounce the year 2010.
    .-= Margaret (Nanny Goats)´s last post:
    Goat Thing of the Day: A 1927 Cutie in Los Angeles =-.

  8. says

    This is an important topic, Shannon, and I’m so glad you wrote about it. I think a lot of people just don’t realize they should credit their sources. I know when I first started, lo those many years ago, I didn’t do it either. Because the internet is FREE! and you just take what you want, right? :)

    One of my recent posts is the debate about how to pronounce the year 2010.
    .-= Margaret (Nanny Goats)´s last post:
    Goat Thing of the Day: A 1927 Cutie in Los Angeles =-.

  9. says

    This is an important topic, Shannon, and I’m so glad you wrote about it. I think a lot of people just don’t realize they should credit their sources. I know when I first started, lo those many years ago, I didn’t do it either. Because the internet is FREE! and you just take what you want, right? :)

    One of my recent posts is the debate about how to pronounce the year 2010.
    .-= Margaret (Nanny Goats)´s last post:
    Goat Thing of the Day: A 1927 Cutie in Los Angeles =-.

  10. says

    This is an important topic, Shannon, and I’m so glad you wrote about it. I think a lot of people just don’t realize they should credit their sources. I know when I first started, lo those many years ago, I didn’t do it either. Because the internet is FREE! and you just take what you want, right? :)

    One of my recent posts is the debate about how to pronounce the year 2010.
    .-= Margaret (Nanny Goats)´s last post:
    Goat Thing of the Day: A 1927 Cutie in Los Angeles =-.

  11. says

    Woohoo! It’s Saturday!

    Which means… that it’s Sexy Cupcake Saturday on my blog! :) Go check out this week’s sexy cupcake.

    Have a great weekend everyone!

  12. says

    So glad to have links to photo sites! Thanks!!!

    As for me, looks like my Thanksgiving will be a little different than expected. Ah, well. Less work for me, I guess. At least I can still spend it with family!

    Anyone else have beautiful, unseasonably warm weather today?
    .-= Carrie´s last post: Change in the Game Plan =-.

  13. says

    Love this post! Very useful information because I regularly use photos and have not made a point of crediting them. I will put this post in my resource files, thank you!
    .-= Romy´s last post: Mascara with Major Lift =-.