Photos: copyright or copywrong?

What is a copyright photo?

A copyright photo is a photo that someone else took or made, and you have to pay or get permission to use the photo.

If you look up a photo on google, most of the time it will be copyright.

You can avoid using copyrighted photos by making your own, taking your own, or using non copyright photo providers.

Here on edublogs you have two easily accessible photo providers; Pixabay and Compfight. There are other copyright free photo options that are quite simple, but these are the simplest ones you can use in edublogs.

Here is a short poem I wrote, using a Pixabay  photo as my inspiration.

Free-Photos / Pixabay


Rain is sadness

Washing over everything like a blanket 

Always the same, yet always different 

But it will come to pass

Rain is joy

Relentless until it ends

Creating puddles that can keep that joy hidden 


Rain is our emotions 

Rushing, swirling, changing 

A unique experience for everyone 

But in the end,

Rain is rain.


One Comment

  1. Merry Beau Reply

    Wow Amelia, What a good post about copyright! What a clever title and a great choice of photo. I also loved that you were creative and wrote a poem.

    My name is Merry Beau and I am a commenter from the Student Blogging Challenge.

    I teach children between the ages of 4 and 12 and I am from Ireland.

    Here is a link to our class blog

    On our class blog, we usually get our photos from the Compfight website and observe copyright. Sometimes choosing a photo takes us longer than writing our post ! I loved the size of your photo. That way it makes an impact.

    My class and I have done the student blogging challenge in the past. If you ‘stick with it’ you will learn a lot. As Ms.Morris says you can choose from the suggested activities to do what really interests you. That way blogging is even more fun fun.

    If you get a chance you could put up the Student Blogging Challenge badge for 2018. The instructions for doing that are here:

    It would be lovely to hear back from you. You could leave a comment on my class blog. Part of the fun of blogging is getting to hear from people all over the world. As Ms. Morris says if you finish your tasks why not visit other student bloggers and leave a comment to say hello.

    With every good wish
    Merry Beau

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