compfight | http://compfight.com/
i actually used to love this site and then one day completely forgot about it. it wasn’t until last friday one of my coworkers reminded me about compfight. compfight is an image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research. although the site makes great use of the flickr API, it isn’t actually affiliated with flickr. this site is pretty cool for finding images for your blog posts that won’t have much of that ‘stock image feel’ you’d get if using images from shutterstock or getty images. most importantly, this is free. just make sure if you use any photos from here you at least credit the photographer.