Short answer: Use Pixabay.com
OK, yes, well…this post is specifically about Pixabay. As you know, we have many choices when searching for royalty-free images: iStockPhoto.com, Shutterfly.com, just to name the top two.
Recently, an instructional design colleague introduced me to Pixabay, and I really enjoyed using this site to search for images. What I enjoyed most about it was discovering so many talented photographers and designers I’d probably not hear about on the other royalty-free sites.
And, that got me to thinking.
I decided to upload photos for others to use for free as a way to pay it forward for the many images I downloaded and used in e-learning modules. I plan to add more images over time.
Take a look at my first effort!
View my first four uploaded images:
Select each link below to see my first uploads. If you have time, please leave a (positive, encouraging) comment under the photo. For “constructive criticism”, please contact me privately here: info AT RidgeViewMedia DOT com
- Images 1 and 2, Flagstaff, Arizona, State Route 180 (W Fort Valley Ranch Rd.), on the way to Snowbowl. Coconino National Forest.
- Images 3 and 4, Groom Creek, Arizona, Prescott National Forest. Groom Creek Schoolhouse Loop Trail.
You may use these images for non-commercial use (that is, not for selling individual items like smartphone covers or coffee mugs), and YES! you may use them in an e-learning course for which you will be paid an hourly or a project rate.
If possible, please reference my name, my blog’s URL, and the link/URL to the image file on Pixabay. If not possible, please leave a kind note in the photo’s or image’s comments section on Pixabay.