From the article: How to Find Photos for Web Pages
One of the easiest ways to get photos for your website is to take them yourself. And when you do that you know exactly who owns the copyright. But if you're not a good photographer or you just can't get the shot that you need, there are lots of other places you can go to get photos for Web pages. Share your favorite method for getting photos and find out how other readers find theirs. Share Your Sources
I prefer my own photos
- although there are many pictures online, many are not free to use on websites. Therefore, if possible, I make my own photos, or ask a friend to make them.
Best place that I have found
- This is primarily a royalty free area. A nice addition is that you can leave a comment for the photographer and let them know how you intend to use the picture. http://www.morguefile.com/
- I have come to rely almost exclusively on iStock Photo for images, vector graphics and some audio. The library is extensive and the rates are reasonable.
Two good sources
- I use dreamstime.com and istockphoto.com. The prices range from $1 to $10. Also, I like to buy their vector images because I can chop them up, recolor them, and used in all kinds of ways.
- —Guest Christine
- I use www.everystockphoto.com. It has license information, and links to the original image by the photographer.
- —Guest Simon
- I primarily use iStock. The one time I had to use the support, they answered within a couple of hours, which at the time was extremely helpful as I was behind on the 8-ball on my project.
- istockphoto, shuterstock, 123RF or we take photos ourself.
Where do I get my images...
- If it's a personal site, I use my own. If it's for a customer or a friend, I use either http://www.sxc.hu/ or http://www.stockvault.net/. I rarely use just the image, I embellish it or incorporate it with graphics I create in Photoshop.
I use SXC.hu
- sxc.hu has lots of collection and surprisingly its free. I don't go for any other websites. I get any kind of image there.
- —Guest Jram