Announcing Free Use Photos – A New Flickr Group

How often do you need a quick photo to illustrate a point or concept? Are you ever concerned about the copyright restrictions? Well look no further!

Inspired by Michael Casey and his 50 Reasons Not to Change post (and the comments that followed). Tony Tallent and I have created a Flickr group called Free Use Photos where all the photos are free and can be used with no restrictions.

We encourage everyone in the library and education communities to join and share photos that can be used for displays, presentations, blogs, or any other imaginable use. Tony has already added some great photos to the group that will give you an idea of what we are looking for.

About Lori Reed

Lori Reed, coauthor of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Non-Profit Trainers, is a learning and communication strategist with more than twenty years experience in learning and development. A 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a 2010 “One to Watch” for paralibrarians, Lori graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Lori is a certified Synchronous Learning Expert and a North Carolina Master Trainer and has traveled across North America speaking about libraries and training.


  1. Here’s to free use, Lori! Let’s all be reminded that the “0” in 2.0 is not, and should not be a hoop (as in “you must jump through this hoop in order to use).!

  2. Great idea – I don’t have much to share at this point – would it be legal to put up the pictures I took at Seattle Public Library with my own camera? Thanks for the invite.

  3. This is awesome. Such a wonderful idea. Thanks Lori and Tony!

  4. Stephanie, see my most recent post about rules for photographers. If it is a public space you can take photos and do whatever you want with them.


  1. […] por llamadavirtual Vía el blog de Michael Stephens llego a este grupo de Flickr creado por  Lori Reed y Tony Tallent : Free Use Photos.  Todas las fotos son gratis y sin restricciones.  Vale […]

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