Sunday, October 25, 2009

Where to get high-quality costume drama pics

Daniel Deronda

Romola Garai and Hugh Bonneville in the BBC's 2002 adaptation of George Eliot's Daniel Deronda

Several of you have been asking where I get costume drama pictures for my blog posts. I get most of them from the Shootastic galleries and the Tudorphiles forum gallery. Both websites require you to register before viewing the photo galleries, but in both cases registration is quick, easy, and free. 

Other places to get high-resolution period drama pictures: there are some on Eras of Elegance, and quite a collection on LadyBlueLake's livejournal page

But one of the best places to find pictures is fansites. If there is a popular young actor/actress in one of your favourite period films, chances are you'll be able to find the pictures you're after on websites created by fans of the actor. For instance, you can find loads of P&P 2005 pictures on Keira Knightley fanpages, or S&S 1995 pics on Kate Winslet sites. Just do a google search for "______ [insert name of actor here] fansite", and see what you come up with.

If nothing else works, you can always try googling the movie you want pictures of. Try several different search engines - e.g. Google, Yahoo, or Bing - you'll get different results with each one.

One more hint if you're posting photos onto your blog: don't upload pictures onto blogger! If you do, they'll come up grainy and poor-quality. I usually upload pictures onto photobucket (or whatever image hosting website you use), then copy and paste the image code into my blog post via the "Edit Html" option.

7 comments:

Tory Sherrill said...

Thank you so much for that infromation!!! I was just asking on Tudorphiles where to find pictures of the new Emma!!! And I was wondering how you got your pictures so perfectly placed between your paragraphs with blogger!!!

The Editrix said...
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The Editrix said...

Hi Tory - what's your username on Tudorphiles?? And yeah, you can get all the high-resolution Emma pics on Shootastic.

Tory Sherrill said...

I am Amy Dorrit on Tudorphiles... and you are Elise???

The Editrix said...

Oh cool! And yes, I am Elise on the forums. :-)

Nibs said...

Wow, thanks so much Elise! *squees over lovely Bleak House images found at Lady Blue Lake* I didn't even know images that high-res existed...

The Editrix said...

LOL, no problem! Enjoy!