One of the best things about blogging is selecting the right images for each post and page. Just as I value the copyright in my own written material (you are free to copy my blog features but please link back to my blog) I aim to give credit for the lovely images I use. The copyright for these always remains with the original creator.
Some photos, such as these gorgeous figs, I purchase from Stockfresh for royalty-free use. For a blogger with a limited budget, this is a great source of quality images offered at an unusually low cost. A few images I obtain via more expensive subscriptions to BigStock or Shutterstock.
Creative Commons is a great source of free images, especially from the Flickr and Pixabay portfolios. In fact, I increasingly go straight to Pixabay as my first port of call where I’ve found some superb photos available for free download. You can even buy the artist a cup of coffee if you really value their work.
Another of my valued source is FreeImages where I’ve found some perfect images of fruit, vegetables, herbs and even supplement pills. Although these often don’t require a credit to the photographer, I aim to include these where their name is available.
Occasionally I use an image without a photo credit. This is usually because I’ve obtained it from a free source, for use without attribution and cannot find the photographer’s name because the image is in the public domain. Occasionally, it’s because I’ve taken the photo myself although my photography skills are somewhat lacking, and these examples are few and far between.
So in summary, I always aim to give an image credit to the photographer. Without their work, my blog would be a visually boring space.
If I have inadvertently used your image without giving the correct attribution, please contact me so I can correct this. If you are a photographer who would like to showcase your food images on my pages, please get in touch!
Image credit: bertl123/stockfresh