21 Apr '12, 8am
Archives: Where to Get Photos for Your Website or Blog
Sometimes you are unable to find images you want using the services above; in that case, I recommend doing a search on Flickr. If you find an image you like, contact the owner and see if you can reach an arrangement. Explain to the person what you are doing with their image and how you are using it and that you can give them credit and a link. I’ve been very successful with this tactic. Don’t be dufus when it comes to this: link to a commercial website if they ask you to and give them some good an anchor text too. Really don’t be a jerk. Sometimes you can negotiate a price with them that’s reasonable; for example, I’ve paid $50 for a set of 5 pictures. It was more than I would have paid for a stock service, but I had better and more unique pictures that no one else had. If you hit a professional photographer, they may ask for several hundred dollars per picture. Politely d...