Resources

Busy with a school project and need to find pictures or videos? We have compiled a list of our favourite resources to help you get your work done.

 

Over the last three years that Good Things Guy has been around, we have had loads of emails from blossoming scholars at every level of schooling asking for advice. Mostly it was relating to school or university projects.

Many were focused on using the images we have stockpiled over the years. They wanted to know how to get the best pictures without having to spend money they don’t have.

The number of queries has inspired us to fill you in on a little secret!

We will share our list of resources with you. If you have a kid in primary or high school, are a university student or just curious about online writing and blogging, then this list is for you!

Below is a list of websites that offer free resources such as images and videos which can be used for any number of projects.

Pexels

Pexels is our number one favourite resource for free stock images. You will see a number of ads on the website, this helps cover operational costs but they are not annoying or spammy. Pexels allows users to do the following with any of the images on the website:

  • All photos on Pexels can be used for free for commercial and non-commercial use.
  • Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the photographer or Pexels is not necessary but always appreciated.
  • You can modify the photos. Be creative and edit the photos as you like.

If you are a budding photographer, this is also a good place to contribute your unused images. Take a look at the website here. They also have a video resource website here.

Pixabay

Pixabay is very similar to Pexels but they also offer free video resources and vectors. For budding graphic designer students, these resources can be the difference between a good presentation and a great one!

“You can copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission or giving credits to the artist. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights.”

Depicted content basically is this: If it looks like Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney might have an issue as Mickey is trademarked. So you can’t make clouds look like the iconic mouse.

Take a look at the website here.

PicMonkey

If you don’t have photoshop, this is a great resource for editing images and creating visual projects. They have a “Free Trial” option, this is to test the full pay version but you don’t need to sign up to use the platform.

Just click on the “Edit Photo” button and it will take you to the easy-to-use platform. Take a look at the website here.

DaFont

If you are looking for a font that will make your project stand out, look no further! DaFont offers a massive collection of different options. Here, you need to read each creator’s creative commons to know what their font can be used for. All are free but if you are using them for a project that will earn you money, you need to buy the rights. Private projects like invites and school work are fine and the fonts can be used free of charge!

You can see the website here.

We hope this list helps! Remember that with school and university projects, you are required to list all resources. Thankfully this list will help get you there easier. If you have any resource websites you would like to share, post them in the comment section so people can get even more inspiration.

Please note, we are not affiliated with any of the websites mentioned above. This list is purely to assist anyone in need of a little help in finding something on the internet.


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