“And what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversation?”
And since I'm a book reviewer, photos and pictures come easy to me. I can simply download the cover of a book and slap it into my post. It's free to use to promote the author's book.
See? Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy!
The next easiest way to incorporate photos into your blog is to take them yourself. I'm not a photographer and if I add a photo, it's usually one of my pooch.
Sometimes Bailey cooperates and sometimes he couldn't be bothered with my good-boy treats. So what's a blogger to do when in need of a photo and you lack the resources (or skills) for photos for your blog posts?
You turn to Google. To be sure, copyright infringement is a real thing so you can't go around downloading photos and images and adding them to your posts. You must use copyright-free images. There are plenty of websites around and because I'm a librarian, I've done the research for you!
You can start with Wikipedia. They maintain a list of public domain resources that are free.
The Library of Congress also maintains resources. Theirs are more historically oriented and take some digging.
Viintage.com offers stunning beautiful images of old posters and other, well, vintage type images. I used the word image alot in that sentence did i?
One of my favorites is morguefile.com which contans photos of just about everything. Some are random photos taken by regular people and some are quite good.
I just downloaded this beautiful image from pixabay.com
I could go on but I suspect you're getting the idea. Go to the list at Wikipedia (see above) and check out their resources.
Have fun finding resources!
There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.”