I was surfing the Creative Commons website’s “Get Content” page tonight and I found a nice little site called Open Photo that has tons of stock photos licensed for free commercial and non commercial use. Free Media also has free licensed stock photos.Normally if I need a photo, I go out and shoot something acceptable on my digital camera (I’ve got a ton of cool textures, gears, sprockets, etc, that I’ve captured this way as backgrounds). Sometimes though you just need something that you don’t have.
The other really cool thing is the Internet Archive of Moving Images. Tons of old video footage from the 40’s to now. Some of it, like the Lucky Strike commercials are hilarious, some of them, like the WWII Propaganda films are scary.