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Every church or non-profit needs great shots for their brochures, websites, etc. If you don’t have anyone in house who can take these image, what can you do? Most people may do a quick Google image search and find the ones they like best. It may be “easy and free”, but it is actually violating copyright laws. Don’t worry there are a ton of great sites that you can get great free images to use on your site. Here are some of my favorite sites that you can get images for free!
[accordion] [acc_item title=”CreationSwap”]CreationSwap is designed specifically for churches. There is a huge free section where Graphic artist share their photos, powerpoint slides, brochures, etc. for churches and other ministries to use for their publicity. There is also a section where you can buy images at a low cost as well.
[/acc_item] [acc_item title=”Flickr”]Flickr is another great source for image. Many of the images are copyright protected. If you click on the advanced search option, and scroll all the way to the bottom you can search for images that the photographers allow others to use their work. Usually they just ask that you give them credit. You will notice that most of the images on the site are from Flickr and give credit to the photographer somewhere on the image. If you find an image that you really like that is copyright protected. Don’t be afraid to shoot the photographer an email and ask permission to use their works. I have done this. I get permission about 1/3 of the time.
[/acc_item] [acc_item title=”Elevate Church Resources”]Looking for creative sermon series titles and images? Elevate Church offers their past series images for free! You need to register for the site, but definitely can help spur your creative juices![/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”Google Search”]You can always do a Google search for the image you are looking for and the words “free vector” or “clip art” and see what comes up. There are a ton of sites that offer simple clip art to use for church bulletins or websites. Our logo was created with a ton a variety of free vectors we found on Google!
[/acc_item] [acc_item title=”Clip Art”]Looking for generic clip art images to use? Check out Clker.com! The images are of varying quality but there are a ton of different images that are free to use.[/acc_item] [/accordion]