Where to Get Images and Video

If you find an image on the internet, especially Google Images, you can use it on your website, right? Think again, cowboy. That could land you in a heap of trouble. The images you see online are actually the property of someone else and using them without permission could be copyright infringement. There are some sites where the images are free, but be sure to read the fine print, because you may be required to publish an attribution on your site next to the photo.

So what is one to do? No worries. Even if you are on a budget, you CAN get very affordable quality stock photography (and VIDEO) online, and legally. Here are a few of the sites we use.

To be safe, always assume you do not have permission to use an image unless you have written permission from the image creator. If you find an image you really like, contact the artist and ask what is required to use their image.