Think Twice about Uploading to Free Microstock Sites

Free microstock sites include Unsplash, Pixabay, Gratisography, and Pexels.
Free microstock sites include Unsplash, Pixabay, Gratisography, and Pexels.

By Frank Gallagher, NANPA Blog Coordinator

For anyone making their living from photography, the appeal of free microstock websites is hard to fathom. Why would you give your photos away, free? Any why would you allow someone else to transform your image into something you never intended? A recent case involving a photographer from Atlanta, Georgia, and the government of the United Kingdom raises many questions.

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