I am always on the lookout for new places to snag free high quality photos. Not only for my own projects and ChurchMag, but for you the awesome Church tech and creatives who are hard at work!
I wish I could remember what tweet or email I found this in, because I would love to give a shout-out to whoever helped me find this great resource for high quality photos that you can use everywhere.
Check out how the licensing works:
Pexels — Free High Quality Photos
The Pexels’ photo licensing works like this:
“All photos on Pexels are under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the photos. The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use. All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So attribution is not required. All in all the photos are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.
The CC0 license was released by the non-profit organization Creative Commons. Get more information about the license on the official license page.
- Identifiable people may not appear in a bad light or in a way that they may find offensive, unless they give their consent.
- Do not suggest endorsement of products, services, etc. by displayed people or organizations. For example: do not place an image of Apple in a way that suggests Apple would recommend your product.”
Without attribution being required and being allowed to modify photos, you can use parts of these images for all kinds of things. Blog posts, church bulletins, overheads, and book covers.
I am sure you’ll be bookmarking this resource just as I have!