Where to buy UNPROFESSIONAL pictures

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I'm running dating ads and the vendor wants to see example ads with proof of rights to the images. Anywhere I go to try to find pictures, they are all waaay too professional looking to use for dating ads. I need low quality images that look like they were taking at home.

Anyone know any good places to find them where I could retain full rights to the images? Or does anyone know of any other alternatives to show that I have "written consent" to use the images?

Thanks,
James
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Ladlee
    Originally Posted by zmorris View Post

    I just took images from Google (like the rest of you!)
    Actually, I don't have to steal images for my business, but whatever you have to tell yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author zmorris
      Originally Posted by Jason Ladlee View Post

      Actually, I don't have to steal images for my business, but whatever you have to tell yourself.
      Thank you for such valuable input! Have you considered running for president?
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  • Profile picture of the author serryjw
    Hmmmm, why do you want 'unprofessional' pics? You want them more home grown, do it yourself. He can tell you exactly what he wants in a PIC. It will be cheaper and you can charge your customer.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by serryjw View Post

      Hmmmm, why do you want 'unprofessional' pics? You want them more home grown, do it yourself. He can tell you exactly what he wants in a PIC. It will be cheaper and you can charge your customer.
      yes! This sounded weird and I agree with you.

      How about becoming a quality leader and offering quality prices along with it. There are no penalties for doing that, and in most businesses word will spread fast.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by hustlinsmoke View Post

        Oh by the way the world is full of hypocritical people. Hey you threw trash out your window. but yet you pollute my world with your cigs. You know what i mean man. No one has a right to judge anyone here cause no one is better.
        yeah I have taken pics off Google and still do.
        Whoa! Slow down there a minute.

        If the guy on the tank wants to smoke, that is LEGAL.

        If the fat guy wants to eat coke and donuts, that's legal too.

        Taking random images from Google is NOT always legal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael D Forbes
    Originally Posted by zmorris View Post

    I just took images from Google (like the rest of you!) so I obviously do not own the rights.
    Errrrr, don't lump me in there please. There are a lot of people here that specifically do NOT do that.


    Originally Posted by zmorris View Post

    Anyone know any good places to find them where I could retain full rights to the images?
    You buy them outright from a photographer (and good luck getting a photographer to relinquish all rights), or shoot them yourself. You can certainly purchase stock images, but anyone that cares to investigate will know those aren't your photos either.

    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by zmorris View Post

    I just took images from Google (like the rest of you!) so I obviously do not own the rights.
    I strongly suspect, actually, that there are so many accounts in this forum of people not only having their websites taken down but even being sued, or at least having to pay out thousands to people like Getty Images to avoid being sued, after doing that, that you'll find there are very few people here naive enough to do it. :p

    But feel free to tell yourself that, if it makes you feel better about it.

    Originally Posted by zmorris View Post

    I need low quality images that look like they were taking at home.
    A search here for threads with the words "images" and/or "pictures" in their titles will find you countless good suggestions.

    But be very careful indeed about the precise terms of service of wherever you get them from, because sometimes the specific use to which you want to put them is excluded there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    (like the rest of you!)
    Lol, I don't know about you, but I get mine from Fotolia. If you want amateur pics, just take one of a family member, and have them sign a release form for a few bucks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Buy stock ones, and destroy them at Photoshop. Been there, done that.
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  • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
    Originally Posted by zmorris View Post

    I just took images from Google (like the rest of you!) so I obviously do not own the rights.

    You paint with a wide brush! From the replies below, clearly you are wrong.



    Originally Posted by Jason Ladlee View Post

    Actually, I don't have to steal images for my business, but whatever you have to tell yourself.

    Originally Posted by Michael D Forbes View Post

    Errrrr, don't lump me in there please. There are a lot of people here that specifically do NOT do that.
    Michael


    Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post


    But feel free to tell yourself that, if it makes you feel better about it.

    Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

    Lol, I don't know about you, but I get mine from Fotolia. If you want amateur pics, just take one of a family member, and have them sign a release form for a few bucks.
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    • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
      Get a camera and model release forms and go to the park with a few bucks, or hire a journalism student with a camera at a local college and give them some model release forms.
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    • Profile picture of the author zmorris
      Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

      You paint with a wide brush! From the replies below, clearly you are wrong.
      As if people that take pictures from Google would comment on this thread and say "Hey, I steel!"

      Thanks to the very few people that posted valuable content instead of commenting just to toot their own horn.
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      • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
        Originally Posted by zmorris View Post

        As if people that take pictures from Google would comment on this thread and say "Hey, I steel!"

        Thanks to the very few people that posted valuable content instead of commenting just to toot their own horn.

        Did you or did you not say this?
        I just took images from Google (like the rest of you!)
        So am I tooting my horn, you could have said like some of you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
    Here's a crazy, out-of-the-box idea...

    How about using actual pictures of people who want to go on dates?
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Getting some developed now if the feds don't show up I will send you the proofs.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Oh by the way the world is full of hypocritical people. Hey you threw trash out your window. but yet you pollute my world with your cigs. You know what i mean man. No one has a right to judge anyone here cause no one is better.
    yeah I have taken pics off Google and still do.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    I'm a nurse and i was in a store a few months back.
    A elderly male was at the counter with an oxygen tank buying cigarettes
    I was right behind him and I could understand him but the clerk could not so I helped with the interpretation.

    There was a man behind me, heavy man, Im heavy but he was just as big. He had a sodi pop and donuts in his hand.

    The elderly man left, I held the door open for him.

    After he left the big guy says, I just don't understand it. He can't breath yet he still smokes. The big man moved up to the counter like he was next.

    I'm just as much a mouth in the real life as here so I said. Yeah fat man, enjoy your coke and donuts and this is my spot. He was just that though a talker, didn't even push me with the subject although I really wanted him too.

    See each and everyone one of us has some underlying thing we do that isn't right, I don't care if your the Virgin Mary.

    I can not stand other Nurses that say well if they wouldn't do that they wouldn't be here. One if they didn't do that you wouldn't have a job and why don't you keep filling that fat mouth with that fried food your eating right now while you say that.
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    • Profile picture of the author megabuff
      Originally Posted by hustlinsmoke View Post

      I'm a nurse and i was in a store a few months back.
      A elderly male was at the counter with an oxygen tank buying cigarettes
      I was right behind him and I could understand him but the clerk could not so I helped with the interpretation.

      There was a man behind me, heavy man, Im heavy but he was just as big. He had a sodi pop and donuts in his hand.

      The elderly man left, I held the door open for him.

      After he left the big guy says, I just don't understand it. He can't breath yet he still smokes. The big man moved up to the counter like he was next.

      I'm just as much a mouth in the real life as here so I said. Yeah fat man, enjoy your coke and donuts and this is my spot. He was just that though a talker, didn't even push me with the subject although I really wanted him too.

      See each and everyone one of us has some underlying thing we do that isn't right, I don't care if your the Virgin Mary.

      I can not stand other Nurses that say well if they wouldn't do that they wouldn't be here. One if they didn't do that you wouldn't have a job and why don't you keep filling that fat mouth with that fried food your eating right now while you say that.
      LOL very well said mate.

      that's like the verse "remove the log form your own eye before worrying about the speck in your brothers eye" :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    just buy the rights, it's not expensive and you dont have to worry about getting sued
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    • Profile picture of the author nocturnal911
      Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

      just buy the rights, it's not expensive and you dont have to worry about getting sued
      Where can i buy them?
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      • Profile picture of the author MarketMaster13
        I guess you have a camera,get out there and get them your self rather wondering where to buy from.
        All the best
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    • Profile picture of the author zmorris
      Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

      just buy the rights, it's not expensive and you dont have to worry about getting sued
      Tried to from gettyimages.ca. It was $435 for 1 image for1 MONTH with full web advertising rights. I planned to split test at least 30 images. This would cost me over $13,000 to test a campaign where I have no idea if it will work or not. **** that, I'm stealing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
        Originally Posted by zmorris View Post

        Tried to from gettyimages.ca. It was $435 for 1 image for1 MONTH with full web advertising rights. I planned to split test at least 30 images. This would cost me over $13,000 to test a campaign where I have no idea if it will work or not. **** that, I'm stealing.
        That's how I got my Ferrari. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author liquidtrends
    Some of these images can be used in your work:
    Wikimedia Commons

    License information: Commons:Reusing content outside Wikimedia - Wikimedia Commons
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  • Profile picture of the author o3man
    There use to be a WSO with pics of pretty models and full rights came with the package, but I have not seen it this year. Hope that you can find it. Do not take Google images. That can get you into a world of woe. Make sure that you have full rights to use em.
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  • Profile picture of the author allegandro
    For a school project website made by a 10 year old I understand you "steel" pictures from Google. But each self respecting website owner use home made pictures, selfmade pictures or buys them from some kind of stockphoto.

    For a few bucks, you have great pictures and no stress at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    Get a camera and take some photos of friends. Get them sign a model release form. Or try somewhere like istockphoto.com.
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  • Profile picture of the author zahanega
    Take them yourself - of friends, family, yourself.

    or try craigslist
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