Using visuals in worship is a no-brainer tool for our congregations. We use them in everything from worship booklets to PowerPoint presentations, posters and flyers.
But where can you get copyright free images to use in these instances?
The ever-wonderful Eve in the Roscoe Library here at St Francis College just reminded me about Morguefile. That may sound a bit macabre but don't fret! Here's what it's all about...
"Morguefile is a free photo archive “for creatives, by creatives.” Founded by Michael Connors in the early Internet days of 1996, the site was created to serve as a free image exchange for creative professionals and teachers to use in their work. This same mission remains true today: we are a community-based free photo site, and all photos found in the Morguefile archive are free for you to download and re-use in your work, be it commercial or not. The photos have been contributed by a wide range of creatives from around the world, ranging from amateur photo hobbyists to professionals."
The images are great and you can use them knowing you are doing the right thing. It might be a palce you can share your own pics and nurture your creative juices!