Where to Get Photos For Your Blog

Notice my new banner? I finally figured out how to change my banner. I found it off Yoto Photo it's the first place I look for when I want pictures to use at work or in personal designs. You can use it when you're designing web templates too.

I had the picture altered in Photoshop for it a long time back but I lost the Terms of Service on the picture. I really don't like using people's pictures without their permission or knowing what the license behind them are so I didn't update the banner until now.

I think of Yoto as a database of databases of pictures. The best thing about Yoto is that you get to see the Creative Commons licenses for Flickr photographers or other Terms and Conditions from the photo stock sites like Stockvault, Stock.xchng, the Wikimedia Commons, Freefoto.com.

I found the picture from Morgue File (minus "Notes Above Ground"). In the process of putting up the banner, I accidentally deleted the code to the nav bar but it's back now. I'm getting a hang about all this coding little by little.

After you've selected your ideal picture read the terms or license. I'm an amateur photographer and I wouldn't like my photos to be used the way I don't want them to. It's not nice. What's more, it's illegal and you can be sued. So before you use the photo make sure you play fair.

Even after going through the royalty free sites you still can't find any, check out the public domain sites like Public Domain pictures and the Wikimedia's Public Domain Image Resources.
Happy hunting!

Script Frenzy!

Hey folks, I haven't written for Notes Above Ground for so long 'coz I've been really busy with some stuff. I've been researching on a manifesto (will post soon!). Essentially this is a quick post to let you know that I'm a participant in Script Frenzy. The idea is really simple -- one month, one script, 20,000 words. ^_^

I don't know if I'll be able to pull it off or not but I'll be posting my writerly journey over here on a regular basis. So more posts!

On the other hand, I've started a new blog -- Confederacy of the Dunces -- it's strictly a humor blog so that there's a place where I can put stuff on all the funny emails that come into my inbox.

That's all for now, more later...