You may have noticed that I enjoy using featured images on a lot of my posts. While I generally love photos because they stir the imagination to far away places, I believe there is a practical use as well. Branding. I mention branding in an earlier post about cover design and I think it is just as important here. For my novel Trials you’ll notice the featured image is always the martian landscape, Memories have a photo album, and short stories are a fun free for all. Meanwhile, my Website, Facebook and Twitter accounts have the same open book that the blog header has.
The purpose is branding. And thus – here is my plug. If you don’t know where to start for photos, I highly HIGHLY recommend www.pixabay.com. All of the photos are high quality and completely free, unless you want to provide a donation to the photographer. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I have!
What sites do you use for photos? Leave a comment and let me know!