Interesting sites that contain photographic images

Sites listed for photographic, cinematic content, and artwork.  Study images for picture composition and construction.  The lighting and perspective, the use of camera angles to make images more interesting than standing and taking a snap at head height, straight on at the subject.

Photographic Image sites:

Getty Open Images

Getty Collection of all their images of public domain artworks in high resolution. Images are freely available to download and use.  Check copyright.  Includes photographs by famous and respected photographers.


Long established photographers site to upload and present work.  View content on Flickr by Creative Coms Licence Understand what you can use, how, where and when, and what is theft.


Collection of over 1.4 million royalty free stock photos and videos which are freely available for both personal and commercial use.


Social Media site mixed with uploaded images.  The site is owned by Facebook so be careful what you sign up to if you use it.


Moving pictures: Film, Video

British Pathe

The site contains old newsreel film footage of events and places. Films can be viewed, for a fee films can be downloaded

European Film Gateway

EFG Portal gives access to hundreds of thousands of film historical documents as preserved in European film archives and cinémathèques: photos, posters, programmes, periodicals, censorship documents, rare feature and documentary films, newsreels and other materials.

EU Screen

videos, stills, texts and audio from European broadcasters and audiovisual archives. Explore selected content from early 1900s until today


(Formerly known as HERMES) Details for over 30,000 audio-visual programmes, and their distributors, available in the UK. With a comprehensive listing of the paper materials held in the BUFVC library.

BUFVC News on Screen

British newsreel coverage from 1910 to 1979. Covers topics such as fashion, sport, crime, leisure, transport and two world wars. Searchable. Includes 80,000 digitised production documents and links to newsreels from the British Pathe collection, which can be previewed for free




At Art UK we work with the UK’s public art collections to showcase their artworks to the world.


Visual Arts Data Service. Provides access to over 100,000 images by searching across multiple online digital collections of visual art works.


Camera tutorial pages

Tutorials from Cambridge in Colour

Depth of field calculator





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