That is when I came across Unsplash, a website, where photographers can upload their high-quality photographs and, if accepted, they become available for others to download and use, royalty-free. Provided that they do not sell the images themselves, they can use them in anyway they see fit i.e. for a blog, website, presentation, marketing material etc. If they want, they can credit the photographer however this is not mandatory.
Being a passionate believer in “paying it forward”, I started submitting my photos in November 2017 and I’ve been amazed at how well-received they have been.
To date, in August 2020, I have uploaded just over 750 of my photographs.
Out of approximately 200,000 contributors worldwide, I am in the Top 100 downloaded.
I have had 83 Featured by the Editorial Team of Unsplash.
In July of 2020, I hit 200 Million views of my photographs and a month later, this has risen to 220 Million.
My photographs achieved 1 Million downloads in April 2020 and now have almost hit 1.5 Million downloads.