The best photos are the ones you take yourself. The ones that have something to do with the post that you are creating.
Lacking these types of photos, look online for stock photos that relate in some way to each post. You will need to:
- Be sure they are free to use. Sometimes you will have to contact the photographer beforehand to get permission to use a photo.
- Check the licensing and other information for using the photos on each site you use a photograph from.
- Download a photograph for each post. (You can delete these from your files once they are uploaded to your blog.)
- Credit the photo to the person who took it. Ex: Image by _____ at morguefile.com. Link to them if possible.
Each person may ask you to credit them differently, so pay attention to their wishes. The photos are, after all, are their works of art.
- Contact the person that you got the photo from, letting them know that you liked the photo and where you used it.
Try to use photographs that go with your post in some way.
WordPress offers an easy way for bloggers to acquire photographs for their posts. When creating each post, choose a photo by scrolling down to the picture section in the right sidebar.
Do you know of any places online to find free photos? Let us know in the comments below.
Shannon L. Buck
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