Photo Acquisition Tips

If you're having problems acquiring horizontal photos for your Livability daily content articles, here are few ideas for finding suitable options:

  • When you're contacting your sources, ask for photos. Please let them know we are happy to provide photo credit.
  • This site has tons of free images, many of which can be used without asking for permission – IF the photo is licensed under Creative Commons. To see these photos, click “Advanced Search” underneath the search box and select the box next to “Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content.” If nothing good comes up, you can always go back to searching all images (just un-check the Creative Commons box in your Advanced Search), and ask the photographer for permission to use the photo via a private message. Please see screenshots below.

    Search bar and Advanced Search: 

    Creative Commons box (within Advanced Search):


  • You can also contact the city, CVB organizations or other local groups. Think outside the box!
  • Use your google image search and see what comes up. If you find something great, you can trace the photo back to the website it's been posted on and (hopefully) find contact information for the photographer, and then ask permission to use the image.

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