Monday, January 23, 2012

EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival - for 1/23/12 thru 2/5/12

Hope the year is off to a great start for all of you! Welcome to this edition of the blog carnival.

Here are the topics from which to select:

1. What do you want help with for your shop? what would you like tips on?
Write about what you'd like help with and the rest of us can comment with suggestions on your post. Or what has been the most important thing you have learned?

2. What's your favorite part of running an Etsy shop? What comes easiest for you pertaining to your shop? Are you good with numbers? Are super neat and organized in your craft room? Do prefer to create or 'run the business'?


Please be sure to checkout the comments here on this post, so that you can visit the blogs of the other participants!


Posted for the EtsyBloggers team by: LizsWares.etsy.com See EtsyBloggers team membership requirements here: etsybloggers.comGot a blog? Love Etsy? Check us out!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday Feature -- Liz's Wares

Today's featured Etsy artist is the Etsyblogger of the month! Congrats to Liz who runs two Etsy shops: Liz's Wares and Liz's Supplies. In her shops, you'll find a lot of pretty shiny things -- finished jewelry in Liz's Wares and digital files to help organize your Etsy business at Liz's Supplies.

I especially admired this necklace with a vintage 1950s pendant. Love to see vintage pieces given a new life like this!
Enjoy the interview!

Link1. Are we teammates on any Etsy Teams? I belong to Etsybloggers, Etsymom, CCCOE, and I’m the captain for SF Etsy.

Etsybloggers is the only one we match on; but I am also in Deviant Art, Etsy Blog Team, MULTIPLE SHOPS on ETSY, Vintage Lovers, Craftcount, Top Treasury, Stumble-I can't even stand up straight, MADE IN USA, I Love Art, beads, Handmadeology, HeartsyOfficial.

2. Please tell us about the items in your Etsy shop. What do you make? How did you learn your craft? What is involved in your creative process?

My main medium is beads and findings. I love making bracelets, earrings and necklaces. I mostly lean fantasy princess-like pieces, but intend on branching to other styles as well soon.
When I was younger I loved making bracelets with pony beads and whatever string I could find. When I was about 14 I finally got the internet and my world opened up to the knowledge of stretch cord, chains, clasps, etc.

I love the design process when I start with a small set of beads and search to see what else I have that would look great with them. I've added to my collection of tools over the years as well.

I love knowing that I'm creating something that will be worn by someone who will feel great about wearing that piece. Whether it's a casual bracelet that becomes their daily favorite, or a special necklace that they chose for Prom or their wedding day!

3. Tell us two (or more) other interesting things about you.

I have also been perfecting my sewing skills too. I intend in the next year or two to open more shops which include LizsHome, LizsClothes, and LizsVintage.

I've created profiles for them, but haven't opened yet. Feel free to add them to your circle so it may be easier to keep an eye on them.

4. How did you get involved with Etsy?

A friend of mind from community college introduced me to Etsy as well as glass beads! She was heaven sent.

I had planned from the first day of seeing Etsy to open up shop. So I created a bunch of items, and researched as much as I could about Etsy.

Then in October 2009 LizsWares was born! I am so glad to have found such an open and caring group in Etsy to share in the experiences of running a small business.

5. What is your favorite item in your shop (currently for sale or previously sold)? Why is it your favorite?


I love this bracelet for many reasons- the beads are gorgeous, it was fun to create. But mostly I love it because when I put it on just after creating it I felt like I had finally found what I really wanted to do with my life. That was to create!
I know that my passion is creating and that I'll never give that up for anything.

6. If you had a gift certificate to Etsy for any one item you wanted, what would you buy?

I would love to have a beautiful vanity to sit at. I currently use a hand mirror in front of my computer, lol.

7. What crafting skill(s) do you wish you had or hope to learn someday?

I'd love to learn carpentry so I can build the furniture that I wish I had now and want for my future dream home.

8. If money were no object for just one day, what would you do?

I'd travel to as many places as I could to buy amazing fabric and beads. I'd most likely start in Europe.

9. Where else can we find out more about you and/or your creations?

LizsWares on Blogspot
LizsWares on Stumbleupon
LizsWares on Kaboodle
LizsWares on Twitter
I founded a group on DeviantArt, Etsy-Deviants
I run EtsyDeviants on twitter




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Thursday, January 5, 2012

EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival - for 1/9/12 thru 1/22/12

Happy New Year to all, and welcome to this edition of the EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival! 

 
Here are the topics from which to select:

1) What did you get or give for Christmas/Channukah/Kwanza/other holiday you celebrate?

2) How did you spend your New Year's Eve? Do you have any New Year's Resolutions?


Please be sure to checkout the comments here on this post, so that you can visit the blogs of the other participants!







Posted for the EtsyBloggers team by: joeyandaleethea.etsy.com
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Monday, December 26, 2011

EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival for 12/26/2011 - 01/01/2012

Good morning every one! I hope you’ve enjoyed your holiday celebrations with family and friends – and if you haven’t had a chance to celebrate yet, I hope you’ve got some fun things planned!
This time of year is so hectic that we often lose sight of the things that are most important to us. My hope in this edition of the Blog Carnival you’re able to take some time to reflect on what’s important to you, and what traditions you treasure with your friends and family. I hope our team members will take a few minutes out of their schedules to share with us some of their favorite traditions for these winter holidays - answer and post the links in the comment section, right here! There should be plenty of time as this carries us through the new year, so jump right in! :)
Here are the two topics from which to choose:
1) What is one of your favorite memories centered around the holidays? Are there certain traditions in your family (either that you've created for your own family, or that have been passed on throughout the years) that just wouldn't seem like the holidays if you skipped them?

2) Tell us about your New Year's Eve plans! Do you have any special traditions? Do you like to go out, or do you prefer to ring in the New Year at home?

Don't forget to check out the comments section for team members' blog postings! 


Posted for the EtsyBloggers team by: ThePeachMartini.etsy.com See EtsyBloggers team membership requirements here: etsybloggers.com Got a blog? Love Etsy? Check us out!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Mini-Monday

Welcome to another Mini Monday here on the EtsyBloggers blog!  This week's feature is:


PeacoxCreations specializes in original hand coiled pine needle bowls and crocheted scrubbies.  And now you can get gift baskets and gift certificates, too!


Brought to you by: BunnyKissd of FaerieGardenFancies

on behalf of the EtsyBloggers Street Team. Got a blog? Love Etsy? Check us out!
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Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Feature -- Magdalene Knits and Magdalene Jewels

Today's Friday feature is the featured Etsyblogger of the Month: Pamela, who runs two Etsy shops. Magdalene Knits and Magdalene Jewels.

You'll find lots of lovely, cozy items in Magdalene Knits. I especially love these precious Christmas Mary Jane booties!


And you'll find lots of pretty shiny things in Magdalene Jewels, including this beautiful Cobalt Blue Vintage Bracelet:



Enjoy the interview -- and congratulations, Pamela, on being Etsyblogger of the Month for November!

1. Please tell us about the items in your Etsy shop. What do you make? How did you learn your craft?

I have always loved doing something creative, whether knitting, crocheting, embroidering, quilting, painting, and for the past few years designing my own jewelry, all of which I have taught myself.

For as long as I can remember, I have always had a creative nature within. The many Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings in my shop are all created and designed by myself. As I just started making jewelry a few years ago, it has and still is a learning process. I never had any intention of selling my work, I would just give it away.

As for my knitted and crocheted items which are in my newest shop, “MagdaleneKnits” - when I found out that my daughter was going to have her first child (my first grandchild) I started crocheting little baby booties, and baby sweaters, and other little baby items, even a little lamb for Easter. I originally had scarves and neck warmers in my jewelry shop, but they have now been relegated to my “knit” shop as well. For any of you who do knit or crochet, you will understand when I say it is a very relaxing activity?

When I first started, I never had any intention of selling my work, I would just give it away. If someone said how much they liked a certain piece, well, it was then theirs – I still tend to do this with my friends, even when they want to pay me

2. Are we teammates on any Etsy Teams?

Besides being a member of the “EtsyBloggers Team”, I also am a member of the “Bbest Team”. Since I opened my Knit/Crochet shop I have joined the “CreateCrochet Team”, and “CrochetOriginals Team”.

3. What is involved in your creative process?

I imagine my creative process evolves from my own personality, and what one would term my very vivid imagination. In my “Jewelry” shop, often I will see a beautiful color crystal, which when in the light can reflect so many possibilities that my mind becomes absorbed in a certain moment or feeling or a certain song will come to mind, from there the creativity begins. The same inspirations and creativity can be found in my Knitting and Crochet work. As you can see from most of my pieces, I am one who is truly a romantic and love the feminine aspect of my being.

4. Tell us two (or more) other interesting things about you.

I think the most important achievement I have accomplished are my three children, Kelly, Keith & Ryan. I have been a single mother since the boys were infants, which only made us closer as a family. No matter what, they have always been there for me, as I have been for them. For those that read my blogs, you know that my newest joy is my little grandson Zachary, who just turned 2 in October!

In between all of this, I am also member of a local theater group as their costume designer, as well as having had a few small parts in some of their plays. I have also managed to joined forces in my work, while designing the costumes, I have also designed jewelry pieces for some of the actresses to wear on stage.

5. What inspires your creations?

I imagine that my inspirations evolve from my own personality and what one would term my very vivid imagination. As all my pieces are made with Swarovski Crystals, often I will see a beautiful color crystal, which when in the light can reflect so many possibilities that my mind becomes absorbed in a certain moment or feeling, or a certain song will come to mind, and from there the creativity begins. Those that truly know me will understand this. As you can see from most of my pieces, I am one who is truly a romantic and love the feminine aspect of my being.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop? Why is it your favorite?
This necklace which I call “The Rose” after one of my most favorite song, “The Rose” by Janis Joplin. It’s Victorian, very feminine look reflects a lot of my inner self.


7. What advice do you have for other folks selling or buying on Etsy?

Firstly, I would say to enjoy what you do, that is where you will find your creativity. I also suggest to those that are not part of a team to find one that relates to what their craft is, or interests. One, it is a good way to promote your work, and definitely do some Treasury’s – they are a lot of fun to put together. Also, definitely communicate through your Blogs, Facebook or Twitter, they are good networking tools. Most importantly since I have been here at Etsy, is not the sales I have made or hope to make, but it is the dear friends I have made during the past few years. We are there for each other during our many ups and downs, and very supportive during the many obstacles we often are challenged with.

8. If you had a gift certificate to Etsy for any one item you wanted, what would you buy?

These earrings -- actually I would love anything from this shop!! It is my favorite Jewelry shop – I purchased one of their rings “Karma” which I always wear.


9. Which one song describes your life the best? Why?

I would definitely have to say “Let it Be” by the Beatles. When I find life gets to much, and things have let you down, I start singing “Let it Be” and the words “speaking words of wisdom” brings an inner peace and I try to see things in a different light.

10. Where else can we find out more about you and/or your creations?

Shops: Magdalene Jewels and Magdalene Knits
Facebook
Flickr
Twitter
YouTube: I often do Video’s of Treasury’s I make







Posted for the EtsyBloggers team by: Mama's Magic StudioSee EtsyBloggers team membership requirements here: etsybloggers.comGot a blog? Love Etsy? Check us out!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Mini-Monday

Welcome to another Mini Monday here on the EtsyBloggers blog!  This week's feature is PeacoxCreations again!

PeacoxCreations specializes in original hand coiled pine needle bowls and crocheted scrubbies.  And now you can get gift baskets and gift certificates, too!

Our Mini-Mondays feature the EtsyBlogger team member who starts our Weekly Promo Thread over at Etsy.  Click here to find out how you can be featured here on Mini-Monday!

Brought to you by: BunnyKissd of FaerieGardenFancies

on behalf of the EtsyBloggers Street Team. Got a blog? Love Etsy? Check us out!
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mini-Monday

Welcome to another Mini Monday -- er, THURSDAY! here on the EtsyBloggers blog!  This week's feature is:


PeacoxCreations specializes in original hand coiled pine needle bowls and crocheted scrubbies.  And now you can get gift baskets and gift certificates, too!


Brought to you by: BunnyKissd of FaerieGardenFancies

on behalf of the EtsyBloggers Street Team. Got a blog? Love Etsy? Check us out!
See EtsyBloggers team membership requirements here: etsybloggers.com

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Guest Blogging for Success

It is Wednesday again and I welcome you to yet another post of the How to Blog Like a Pro series, originally published on Kanelstrand Organic Living.  Read the rest of the posts: Post 1, Post 2, Post 3, Post 4

To be successful online we all try to market our brands in the most prolific manner and are always on the lookout for productive ways to advertise and get seen. And advertising can be done in many subtle ways without annoying our readers.

Guest blogging is one of the most cherished (and rightfully so) ways of popularizing ourselves and our brands, regardless of which side of the fence we are at - the guest blogger's or the host's. If you have noticed, the most successful blogs on the net regularly invite guest bloggers. I also love my experience as a guest blogger and as a host equally well and here are some of the reasons why:

From the guest blogger's point of view: 

Get backlinks
It is considered good manners when you are invited to guest blog to be allowed to add a link to your blog/website/etsy store and this is great because it is a wonderful way to create backlinks and make your blog's rating higher. By writing a guest post you get the chance to have a permanent link pointing back to your own blog!

Show yourself in a different light
Guest writing for another blog makes your brain change the frequency it works on and you may come up with great new approaches or themes. This will ultimately have a great effect on the development of your writing style, and it can lead to amazing new personal discoveries! 

Get quality traffic
When you offer your expertise to a new readership you get not only exposure but new fans as well! People are naturally curious and if you manage to catch their attention, many of them will click on your link to find out more about your knowledge and interests. What better way to gain even more followers!

Spread the word
When you guest post you take advantage not only of the readership but also of the distribution network of the host and your article may get quite popular. Consider the host's Twitter and facebook followers and you will get a rough idea how many people you didn't know will be able to read your words and probably re-distribute them!

From the host blogger's point of view 

Break the routine
As much as your readers love you, they would appreciate a new "voice". Opening up for guest bloggers will allow you to make a change in your blogging routine and maybe even give you new ideas. It will also provide you with time to work on your SEO or anything else you deem valuable for your blog.

Get fresh content
A guest blogger will offer a different perspective on a theme you and your readers are passionate about. This will inevitable raise the interest towards your blog and very soon you will be able to see a change in your Stats.


Have new conversation points
By inviting guest bloggers to your blog you offer your readers diversity and new themes. What is more, a guest writer can have a slightly different point of view which will invariable sparkle discussions and will liven up your blog.

Gain new readership
Guest bloggers are also social! They would love to brag about their latest article, published on your blog, thus creating more links for you and bringing more traffic your way. They will also mention their post on their own blogs, so this is a wonderful way to attract new followers and backlinks.


Original content

A very important aspect for both guest bloggers and blog hosts is publishing original content. Many people are willing to copy and paste a previously published article on your blog but  since February 2011 Google stopped indexing duplicate information. You can read Google's point of view and reasons why they consider duplicate content spam here.

So, quite in line with this information I must admit that I love my guest writers and have so far had great experience with their contributions! If you want to become a part of the Kanelstrand community, don't be shy and look at the submission guidelines. I am very easy to talk to and more importantly, I am open to new ideas!




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EtsyMini Monday featuring MamasMagicStudio: Handmade Jewelry, Knitting Needles, and Beadwork

In the handmade market place there are a wide variety of jewelry artists and artisans out there to browse through. But, sometimes it becomes difficult to find those that offer something truly original.

That's not the case in Mama's Magic Studio on Etsy, though. In this Etsy shop you can find some of the most original jewelry designs that I've seen in a long while!

There are little bird nest pendants with colorful eggs inside and peas-in-a-pod necklaces sitting along side some of the cutest knitting-needle and ball-of-yarn earrings I've ever seen.

There are also memory wire bracelets and bangle bracelets as well, made with shiny wire and shimmering beads in pretty colors.

Jen Johnson, the artisan behind Mama's Magic Studio on Etsy, lives in Santa Clara, CA as a stay at home mom with her two kids where she balances her love for creating crafty, artisan items with her love and care for her family.

Jen believes that when an artist creates, it's a form of magic that gives birth to something new and beautiful. She has a true understanding of the labor of love involved in creating handmade items no matter if they are jewelry, art or any other crafty endeavors.

Jen's shop focuses primarily on jewelry, beading and wire working with a touch of some woodworking that is involved in making her handmade knitting needles like those seen to the right.

She also sews, knits and cooks and is always on the look out for new, interesting artistic and crafty pursuits!

To visit Jen's Mama's Magic Studio on Etsy and take a look around, you can click on the links above or on the pictures themselves as well! You'll love the visit and the browse and if you have someone who loves nature or knitting, this shop will be perfect for finding special items to give as gifts for birthdays, the holidays, or just to give a special gift.


Mama's Magic Studio
Etsy | Blog | Facebook


Note from EtsyBloggers Team Captain, Joey & Aleethea: thank you to Gilliauna for being an EtsyBloggers Team Volunteer and writing this fabulous EtsyMini Monday feature! As nobody ele knew, MamasMagicStudio was secretly selected today to be this month's EtsyMini Monday on our team blog :) because she is also herself a team volunteer, and a contributing author for our EtsyBloggers team blog. She has been a team volunteer for years now, she is consistently blogging here for our team on a monthly basis, featuring her teammates in beautifully written posts! Thank you, Jen from MamasMagicStudio, for supporting your team, your shining positive attitude, and overall, well, for just being the awesome you that you are. Rock on, Mama!


Posted for the EtsyBloggers Team by: Bits n Beads by Gilliauna. See the EtsyBloggers Team membership requirements here: etsybloggers.com. Got a blog? Love Etsy? Check us out!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival - for 11/14/11 thru 11/27/11

Ah-ho! I bet you all thought we'd forgotten to post the Blog Carnival for this two week period, didn't you? Well you'd be partially correct in that assumption! LOL! I certainly did forget to post it until very late last night, and it's taken me until NOW to finally get here to post! Whew!

But here we are! I've chosen two topics that are close to my heart, and hope that all our team members remember to answer and post their links in the comment section, right here! (I'll do so too!) Here are your choices:

1. November is National Novel Writing Month. As a blogger, have you ever though of crossing over and writing a book? Have you ever tried NaNoWriMo? Win or lose, tell us about your experience!

2. November is also National Diabetes Month. Do you have diabetes or has your life ever been touched by it? Please share any stories you have...


Please be sure to visit the blogs of the other participants too!

Posted for the EtsyBloggers team by: BunnyKissd of FaerieGardenFancies
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

How to Find Free Photos for Your Blog

It is Wednesday again and I welcome you to yet another post of the How to Blog Like a Pro series, originally published on Kanelstrand Organic Living.  Read the rest of the posts: Post 1, Post 2, Post 3 

Maintaining an impressive blog which attracts many followers inevitably has to do not only with the content but with the illustration as well. We humans, are visual creatures and having that in mind, the smart blogger should take care to provide an additional reason for her readers to keep coming back!

I recently talked about how important eye candy is in creating quality blog posts and in attracting more traffic to your blog. If your photo archive doesn't cover the theme of your latest blog post, you can find photos and illustrations shared freely on the Internet. Believe it or not, a lot of photographers and graphic designers are not driven by money. They want to share their work with the world, under specific conditions, which almost always include being credited for their work.

Below I have listed in alphabetical order 15 sources of quality free photos and images on the Internet. Whatever source you decide to use, ALWAYS credit the artist, link back to them and, when possible, send a link. This is the best and easiest way to thank someone who has been so generous as to offer her creative work to you for free. By taking the time to be courteous and polite you will allow the artist to link back to your site and not only to show potential customers how her work has been used but to direct even more traffic to your blog! 

Creative Commons

Creative Commons helps you search through Google Images, Flickr, etc. to find free photos. It offers you to search according to your need - for commercial purposes or to modify and build on the photo. I often use photos whose modification is allowed and add a little something from me, like change the hue or brightness, or crop the image the way it suits me. But be careful because you should always verify that the work is actually under a CC license by following the link of the photo displayed. 

EveryStockPhoto

EveryStockPhoto is a search engine for free photos that come from numerous Internet sources and are license-specific, currently searching through more than 10 million of photos. You can view a photo's license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is free and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos. 

Flickr
In Flickr there are always plenty of images available for free use. To search for them, in "Everyone's Uploads" you need to type in your keyword and under "Advanced search" you will have to click on "". Of course, it would be good taste to link back to the original image. I usually do that in the caption of the photo.

FreeDigitalPhotos



FreeDigitalPhotos.net offers free images for use in corporate and personal projects. Downloading is made easy by instant download and lack of registration requirement.

You need to credit the person who created the image and instructions for publishing credits can be found to the right of every image. If you don't want to do that, you can purchase a license, starting at just $3 per image.

FreePhoto

FreeFoto.com is made up of more than 130 000 images organized in sections and categories.According to  the site, it is the largest collection of free photographs on the Internet.

The easy to navigate site offers images that are free for online use, with higher quality versions available for sale. FreeFoto.com also features exclusive images found nowhere else on the web with new pictures being added every week. It is required that you link back and attribute the images you use. 

FreePhotosBank



You can search the site by keywords in various fields and you can download files in two different ways, as a .jpeg file or as a .zip file. The first option is suitable if you wish to open the image or media file in your browser for viewing, but also for saving it on your hard drive. The zip download is better if the image or media file is very large and you wish to save it on your hard drive. However, this option requires that you have a zip extractor program available.

FromOldBooks



FromOldBooks is run by Liam Quin, who says he owns a lot of old and antiquarian books with really neat pictures in them. He says: "I thought it was a shame that no one but me could see them, so I started putting them online." 

On his website you will find over 3,000 high-resolution free images scanned from more than 180 different old or rare books, with extracts. The author of the site requires that you let him know if you use any of the pictures by linking back and sending him a link of your post.

ImageBase
ImageBase is a collection of high quality photos of nature, people, cities, and objects taken by David Niblack. The site clearly states that all images are 100 percent free to use. You can use the images on the website for whatever you want, personal, commercial or non-profit use for free. They are licensed under the "Attribution (by)" Creative Commons License.  In short, you are free to distribute and modify the files, commercial or otherwise, as long as you attribute its author (David Niblack).


PDPhoto


PDPhoto.org is a repository for free public domain photos. As the owner of the site puts it: "Unless something is clearly marked as being copyrighted, you can assume it is free to use. But if you intend to use an image you find here for commercial use, please be aware that standards for such use are higher."

If you use pictures from the site, PDPhoto requires you to put the text "Photo courtesy PDPhoto.org", link back and/or give credit to the author. Anyway, the owner continues: "But you don't have to. Feel free to leave a message in the comment area for the image you're using if it's something you can link to. The pictures are free for you to use and you should feel good about doing so."

PixelPerfect



Pixel Perfect offers more than 7 000 photos and 3D graphics by 13 000 photographers. You can rate and see how many times an image has been viewed. You can download and use photos as long as you credit the author and keep them for non-commercial use.

Photo Rogue


Photo Rogue is a non-profit web site whose main goal is to increase the amount of free visual media on the Internet. Currently they offer about 700 photos organized in 94 albums

The cool addition to Photo Rogue is that you can even request a picture and volunteer photographers will go out and attempt to take it. It's entirely free, although the owners of the site cannot guarantee that your request will ever be filled.

Stockvault


Here you will find over 25 000 free amazing photos for personal and non-commercial use by various photographers, both professional and amateur.
You can rate photos, see their EXIF, see the date they were taken and much more.

Stock.xchng



One of the best resources of free images online, launched in 2001 as an alternative for expensive stock photography. The site has developed a lot and currently offers about 400 000 high quality photos from amateur photographers from around the world. The photographers establish the use terms, and most images are available for immediate reuse.

Unprofound



Here you can find free photos categorized by color! Of course, you may not redistribute them to any other websites or offline buyers because they are still the intellectual property of their owners who have given you permission to use them in your designs, art, personal and professional projects, or even as your desktop backgrounds. No signup is required to download photos from the site.

Woophy


Woophy is a Dutch website offering almost 1 million free photos from around the world for non commercial use. You can search by city, highest-rated photos, country, category keywords, or member to find photos. The categories are animals, culture, landmarks and buildings, nature, objects, and people.


Where do you find your photos and images? Is there any other website you use which you don't see in the list? Share, so we can learn from each other.




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