Here is a list of 5 websites to find free creative commons photos of models. These platforms allow you to download licensed images of models and use them for commercial purpose.
Creative Commons is a license that provides a ground for photographers to spread their work and gain acknowledgement. They allow users to use their pictures for commercial purpose, for free. We have already covered websites that offer royalty free images. But because it is difficult to find licensed pictures of models to be used for commercial purpose, this article specifically aims at providing you with names of websites where you can find Creative Commons photos of models.
The 5 websites listed below are Flickr, Pixabay, Pexels, Wikimedia Commons, and FreeDigitalPhotos.net.
Flickr is the first website in this list, and one of the few websites out there to find Creative Commons photos of models. The website has a large repository of images and videos available. Not all these images carry the Creative Commons license. You will have to filter your search and look within the licensed content. This can be done with the help of Advanced search option available on the website.
Using this website is a very simple and easy. The website allows you to upload photos as well, that can be done by having a free account. However, no account is required to download the licensed images. There are a lot of pictures available under the Models category and you can go through them one by one. Once you have found the perfect image, simply hit the download icon and start using it. Most of the Creative Commons photos on Flickr require Attribution (there is actually not even a no attribution license in Flickr). But I found this group that has non-attribution photos on Flickr.
Pixabay is the next online platform where you can find Creative Commons photos of models for free. The images on this website have been divided into various categories, and you can narrow your search by typing the relevant category name in the search tab. Once you type Models, the relevant category in this case, you will find a large number of images to go through. You have the option of previewing these images before you download them. You can download the images in different sizes.
Some of the images available in the gallery of this website are paid. You will find that most of the images is the first row are paid. But, the rest of them are available for free. You can download and use them without any attribution. You can even share these images on multiple social networking platforms.
Pexels is the next website is this list to find Creative Commons photos of models. It comes with a beautiful interface and the images are free for personal and commercial use. There is also no burden of attribution on you.
The images available on this website are all protected under the Creative Commons licence and you can search through different categories easily. The Models category on this website does not include a lot of pictures, but the ones that are available are pretty high quality. The fact that you can use them commercially also for free, without any attribution, makes me like this website a lot. You can also view all the technical details of the images like ISO, Focal length, shutter speed. Try out the website from the link provided above.
Wikimedia Commons is another useful platform that carries images of models protected under the Creative Commons licence. All you have to do is type the category in the search bar and browse through the content. You can download the images in 6 different resolutions in JPG format.
This website has one of the biggest database of images, videos, etc. available on the Internet. There are over 19 million media files available on this platform and all of them have been protected under Creative Commons licence. The Models Category itself has thousands of photos. There are 18 subcategories & each of these subcategory has further subcategories that run in double digits. The images you find on this platform can be downloaded for free, but you need to attribute the author wherever you use these images.
FreeDigitalPhotos.net is the last website that I have reviewed here to find Creative Commons photos of models. You will find a large number of images of Models on this website. All of these images have been protected under the licence by Creative Commons and you can use them for free. Before you download these images, you have the option of previewing them. When you preview any image, it will contain a watermark of the website, but the downloaded version will not have any watermark in it. These images are small in size and are in JPG format. The last and very important thing to know about this website is, you will have to attribute the author wherever you use their image. This condition is valid on the all the licensed images you download from here.
As I said in the beginning itself, finding licensed photos of models that can be used for commercial purpose is a bit difficult task. These platforms above help you out in this endeavor and you can rely on them. Try them out and let us know what you think.
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