Good Places To Find Royalty-Free Photos & Videos

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Recently I was asked to create a video for the “Dress For Success” fashion show at Winter Park Tech. My mission was to conjure up a video that could be used to compliment the music already selected for the event. I was under an extremely tight deadline and I didn’t have time to shoot anything. So I immediately started scouring the web looking for royalty-free videos I could doctor up using Photoshop.

After an exhaustive search, I came across Videezy.com. The site allows users to upload their videos for use in the public domain. There are thousands to choose from. All you have to do is use your e-mail address to set up a free account, then you can download them directly onto your computer. Thanks to Videezy, I was able to complete the project without a problem. And I finished well ahead of schedule.

As an aspiring web developer, I often find myself looking for royalty-free photos. Normally I head straight to Morguefile.com because they have a very large selection. However, I recently came across Pixabay.com which also has hundreds of thousands of user-uploaded pics. Many are extremely high quality, and just as good as many of the photos you’d find from paid sites like iStock Photo or Shutterstock. And all of them can be downloaded completely free of charge.

If you take the time to look, you can find numerous websites offering royalty-free photos. In a recent blog post, theme & template developer Bootstrap Bay compiled a list of about a dozen free stock photo websites. Check out the article here: http://bootstrapbay.com/blog/free-stock-photos/

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