I recently read an article about a blogger who was fined a crap load of money for using a picture of google images. She linked the picture back to the artist and didn't take any credit for it. Needless to say I am scared to use any picture that I didn't take with my own camera. I've tried the copyright free data banks of photos online but it's just not worth it to me to sort through all the nasty pictures in there.
You can read the article here.
What are your experiences? Do you exclusively use your own photos? Have you run into any problems? Any tips on finding good pictures that are copyright free?
By the way, I am missing warm beach weather! Take me back to San Diego!!