No matter how well written an article is the addition of a few snappy visuals will not only enhance it, but even get some people to take a look who might have passed it right on by. The trouble is finding the right visual assist. Where do you get these visuals? Film or televison articles can be easy – movie posters or stills from a production usually do just fine.
Snapping a few digital photos on your own is always a great way to go, but that can't always deliver for your project if it's way beyond your physical location or timeframe. You may be doing an overview of America's entrance into World War II or the launch of the first satellite into orbit. Your photographic skills are polished, but they're not magical. What next? Call in Harry Potter for help? Maybe, if you can't get him, or enter free or public domain photo websites.
Here are a few I use. They usually have what I need to dress up an article.
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