How to source Creative Commons images


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Looking for good pictures in a time of shrinking budgets actually has never been easier. Creative commons is a licence attached to images – and other intellectual property – that allows re-use under certain conditions. They can be a valuable source of free stock photography. This guide shows you how.

There’s nothing that ruins a piece of text as the lack of a decent image.

A picture can tell a thousand words.

So, thank the Lord for creative commons.

It’s a place to go when there’s no photography budget and you need an image in a hurry.

Creative commons licences allow for images to be re-used so long as certain conditions are met.

One of the best places to look for them is Flickr.

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