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What is Unsplash

I have a new favorite source for stock photography for my blog and websites.  The site is called Unsplash and they feature 10 new photos every 10 days.  The photography is absolutely beautiful and high resolution.  The images are curated by a committee so you’ll see a variety of subjects and styles.

 

 

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Is it really free?

The term “free” usually has several meaning when it comes to stock photography.  Some stock photography is only free if used for non-commercial blogs.  Some stock photography is free for the first x days and then requires payment.  The worst case is when photography is labeled as free, but the photographer never gave permission for the images to be used.

The images on Unsplash are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license.  This license allows usage of the image on any type and does not require that the image is credited to the photographer.   These are really free!

Give Credit – Be a Good Citizen of the Web

You don’t have to give credit, but, be a good person and add the “Photo by (fill in artist name)” caption to the photos or at least in the alt tag.

How to use Unsplash

Visit unsplash.com.  The ten newest photos appear in the “New” section.  You can also view the “Featured” photos or you can search for a photo by tag.  You can help improve the search system by tagging photos.

Pretty Photos

Here are a few or the recent photos that really captured my attention.

It’s hot in the Bay Area today and I would love to be in the cool water swimming with this guy.  Did I tell you turtles are my spirit animal?

Find this photo on Unsplash – https://unsplash.com/tanguysauvin

This windy road reminds me of the highways in Baja, Mexico.  Their highway grades and turn angles are more lax than in the US.

Photo by Nuno Silva – https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1441564144304-aef08c564b96?q=80&fm=jpg&s=045e8934df68c69acc018b50523ae7cb

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