Creatively Thinking: Stock photography for bloggers and everyone else

I’ve written about my journey into stock photography before.

It’s not a big moneymaker for me, or for most people in general, but I still submit images to two stock photography agencies. If I make a little money from them, great, if I don’t – hey, that’s okay too.

Some people don’t know that if they use a photo from the internet they should give credit to either the site or photographer. And downloading photos from a website and using it as your own is a real no-no, but again, that’s another thing some bloggers don’t really think much about.

The sites I contribute to offer one-time purchases versus subscriptions and they are not the only sites where bloggers can find a good collection of images to choose from for their blogs or other needs.

I thought I’d share some of the work I have available for sale on Alamy and Lightstock at this time and also let bloggers who follow my blog know I’ll be setting up a free gallery in the new year for bloggers to find stock images they might like to use for their own blog posts, because as we know, photographs can help to make a blog post more visually engaging and simply “punch it up” a little bit.

If you are ever in need of photography, you can find my work on Alamy HERE or on Lightstock HERE and I’ll announce at a later date when I have my own gallery up later in 2020.

So, how about you? Do you ever use stock photography for your blog posts or other projects? Or do you use your own photographs to punch up your blog post or other projects? Let me know in the comments.

 

 

 

Written by Lisa R. Howeler

As a writer, photographer and former journalist, Lisa R. Howeler writes a little bit about everything on her blog Boondock Ramblings. She self-published her first novel, A Story to Tell, in September 2019 on Amazon. She's a wife and a mother and enjoys a good John Wayne movie and a cozy Jan Karon book. She's also a freelance writer and photographer who is a contributor to various stock agencies, including Lightstock and Alamy. Her photography work focuses on documentary and photojournalism.

4 comments

  1. You have your own unique style and I love that about your photos. I do not even know how to use stock photos but I have so much fun taking photos that I don’t mind. At first I was worried I wouldn’t be able to get it all done, but now the photography is the part I always enjoy and look forward to. I am a bit of a fanatic with photographs and visiting art exhibits, seeing photos online and even hunting for unique and old photos out there in the world that tell stories. So sweet that you will have your own gallery soon. Again, you have a great eye for all that beauty out there, thank you for sharing that with everyone, just in case know has.

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