Flickr is a popular and image sharing site where random people upload their photos and add in a license. You can find some great photos on Flickr by using the advanced search option and you will discover photos based on their license. Let’s suppose that you want to search for photos with CC license or Creative Commons license. This license will allow you to use the photo for commercial and noncommercial projects.
So, in order to find a photo you need, go to Flickr and enter the keyword for your photo search. Once you will enter the keyword, you need to click on the dropdown menu and select “All creative commons”. By choosing this option, you will have access to every photo that you are allowed to use (if you give a backlink to the original photo, of course). If you want to use a photo for business or commercial projects you need to choose the option “Commercial use allowed”, if you want to edit and modify the photo, you need to choose the option “Modifications allowed”, and etc. There is an option for every need of yours.
If you are just using the photo to make your current website or blog more attractive or exciting, you will have to search for the ones that are under CC license and give credit to the source. It means that you need to mention the name of the photographer, as well as, a link to the main source. This is the only way you are allowed to use the photos that fall under Creative Commons license.
Before you use a certain photo on your blog or website we highly recommend you to check the license. Don’t ever use a non-commercial photo for a business or commercial purpose. If you are not sure, read the Creative Commons FAQ and discover more information!