Websites need graphics to draw in an audience. With so many ways to get photos these days, why use ones from Frugal Web Guy? Simple. Most photo sites place crazy restrictions on how photos can be used. For other sites, the right to actually use those provided images are questionable. All photos here are personally taken by owner Michael Mann and released under one of the loosest licenses around, the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).
What this means is you are free to use these photos in any way you see fit, as long as you give credit and list what if any changes you make. Per the human readable version of this license:
"You are free to:
- Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
- Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
This license is acceptable for Free Cultural Works.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms."
Why a license matters?
Without proper use rights, you can run into legal issues, should the rights owner choose to sue for improper use. This license grants you the freedom to use these photos, any way you see fit. As all photos are taken by me, you can rest easy knowing that someone will not come after you for using the photos, without permission. I enjoy taking photos everywhere I go and even take requests, which I work to fulfill as I travel. I specialize in photos without identifiable people in them, simply because I do not wish to deal with model releases.
Total Number of Photos: 375
All photos come in a 1920x1080 pixel image size, suitable for most projects including 1080p video. Use them as you wish, even for projects in which you charge clients money. The only requirement is to identify the photos as coming from frugalwebguy.com, and not claiming the photos as your own.
A Few Samples (640x480)
Photos are available as either a stand alone yearly subscription, for access to current and new photos, or through a deluxe yearly subscription, for those wishing to add in all of the web design offerings as well.