Good royalty free photos can be hard to come by especially when you need some for your business. You can’t just go out and take one from someone else’s website, that’s basically copyright infringement. And you don’t want that when it comes to your business reputation and website; not to mention that you may be blacklisted by Google for stealing content, and that’s never good.
You could hire a photographer and get some shots done for you, but that can be very costly and takes time to do. Sometimes you may be able to take a photo with your phone — but is it good enough? Do you have good lighting? Do you have a clear vision of what you want to take a picture of? Does it represent your brand?
Well, if you just want a quick, good photograph, there are myriads of them on the internet—all you have to do is look for them. But you do have to consider the legality of downloading photos that aren’t yours, the license and such. You are using for business after all—you wouldn’t want to get yourself into a sticky lawsuit, would you?
That’s why we put together this list of the 10 best websites for find royalty-free photos. And they all have free photos to download too. Just check at their licensing agreement first, and make sure you know the limits of usage for each photo before you start using it.
Skitterphoto is a website dedicated to providing free photos to anyone in need of them. The photos come from quite a number of photographers from the Netherlands. The site claims that the photos aren’t restricted, but please check the full legal terms for yourself, as terms can often change.
The above list of the 10 best websites to find royalty-free photos was put together with small businesses in mind. Often as a small business owner you wear many hats and don’t have the budget to hire a photographer or buy expensive stock photography. You will need some time to do your searching, and ‘time’ is also something that business owners are short on, but it’s worth the effort. It’s a good way to end the day on a friday afternoon. Be sure to bookmark this blog for easy reference, as we may add some more in the near future. Happy hunting!