As you’ve probably heard more than once, “A photo’s worth a thousand words.” Before coming to OSV I worked in a parish and one of my jobs was our parish website and our social media. The “king” of digital is great photos. A compelling or fun photo seems to capture us online, but we can’t always find a good photo. And when we’re using them online we want to make sure we have the proper permissions to use the image. I wrote about that a few years ago, so I’m linking it again today. Those rules still apply – the basic rule is “don’t just take whatever you want from google images.” I’ve done it before too, but once we know better, we can do better.
So the next question everyone asks is “Well, where do I get good images from?” I’ve been using Unsplash.com for quite some time. There are a lot of good church images, and a lot of non-Church images you need to weed through.
So I was very excited when a co-worker introduced me to Cathopic.com. It’s basically Unsplash for Catholics, and it’s a delight!
Images are free to use and beautiful! You do need to create a free account in order to download, but I think it’s worth the effort!