I just want to take a moment to share some very helpful information that I came across recently.
I had an issue with using a copyrighted image with out proper permission. I by no means did this intentionally as I am sure many others have done but it was brought to my attention when the photographer approached me.
The issue was resolved simply but I felt terribly about it afterwards especially considering how important I feel it is to respect others work.
My search engine optimization and incoming links took a hit because of it and rightfully so. Please be sure to use images correctly for your own good and for the good of others.
Blogging is a business and you should get all of your facts together if you want to have a blog that pleases and respects everyone, readers, fellow bloggers, search engines and other artists.
This article may help you with the rules when it comes to images and proper citation and the different resources available to help you attain free to use images.