Social media platforms are becoming more and more image focused. That means images really make a difference for your content. Even on Twitter, a land that is bound to 140 characters, I’ve seen an uptick in response to our content when I drop in images. So for content creators that don’t have the time to become professional photographers, there are a couple options out there:
- Purchase images
- Find them for FREE
I like option 2.
One of my favorite resources for great quality FREE images is Unsplash. Every 10 days, they upload 10 more high-resolution photos that you can use in any way that you need, even commercially, without asking permission or providing attribution to the photographers. Amazing, right?
Unsplash won’t be your solution for everything. Since their stock pile is still growing, I will jump back over to Flickr’s Creative Commons when I can’t find quite what I need. But their quality is great and their image base is expanding.
If you’re lacking inspiration, the Unsplash team also has “Made with Unsplash“, a site dedicated to highlighting some of the best stuff that people have designed using their images. It’s the little boost of inspiration you might need if you find yourself stuck creatively.
Take a look at Unsplash and let me know what you think. Or if you have another resource, I’d love to know about it.