Bloggers understand the meaning of using photos in their blog posts. It is a very common trend to use suitable photos in a blog posts. Some people may require photos of something even if they are not bloggers. A very common way to find images is to use image search provided by leading search engines. This is a very simple way but not a legal way. Images do carry some rights. Using images without proper permissions may violate copyrights of someone. People who just need a single image may not think this very seriously but bloggers will have to and should always. Though doing this may not produce any legal difficulty but may reduce your blogs reputation once it reaches higher number of users. Every blogger is not a photographer and it is difficult for them to use their own photos every time but there are legitimate ways to use others photo and also to maintain the standard of your blog. Here are few of them.
Few websites that provide free stock photos.
sxc.hu is considered to be the largest website on the web that offers free stock photos.
freedigitalphotos.net is also a very good alternative to find free stock photos of smaller size. This site offers the smaller size of photos for free and the larger sizes can be purchased. The photo size required by bloggers is generally free.
everystockphotos.net is a free stock photos search engine that lets you search for free stock photos and creative commons photos.
stockvault.net is a photo community that lets users upload and share photos that can be downloaded by other users for free.
Creative Commons licensed content is the best way to find any type of content that can be reused even commercially. Creative Commons offers various types of licenses that can be associated by the owner of photos or content with their stuff and shared. Many websites that host photos, videos, articles etc. offer users to share content using Creative Commons licence. Such sites include Flickr, YouTube and many such other. The best way to find Creative Commons content on the web is to user CC Search by visiting CC Search page.