Images are important
Images are an important part of your website content. Sourcing a good quality picture however can be expensive. If your budget is tight then there are alternatives. Taking your own photos is one option, but if like me, your photo skills are poor then it can be tricky to source pictures which:
- you are allowed to freely use for personal & commercial projects, &
- look good enough to use on your business website
Stock photography is certainly a good solution and a great source of all kinds of pictures, but you will have to pay for the rights to use most stock images.
Free image websites
We currently know of two sites that offer a completely free option.
- Unsplash.com offers updates their site with 10 pictures every 10 days. You can use any of their pictures in any way you like. Check them out at http://unsplash.com/
- FreePhotoDB is a new site with much the same ethos as unsplash.com. It will be interesting to see how they progress over the next few months. This site has a nice filter function to help you easily find pictures categories. Check them out at http://www.freephotodb.com/