Through the years, basketball has become one of the most famous sports all over the world. In fact, it is the most viewed sports around the globe. But, the most popular basketball association is the National Basketball Association or the NBA. It is widely popular that even the drafting is an event to watch out for basketball fans around the world. And when the season opened, fans all over the world are religiously following every schedule there is. Following that, basketball pictures are pouring in.
If you are a fan and wants to collect basketball pictures, there are lots of ways for you to get some
Prints – newspaper and magazine clips are among the great sources of basketball photographs. You can find different shots of your favorite teams, players or coaches.
Online – probably the best way to get pictures of you favorite teams and players is through the internet. There are lots of websites which offers exclusive photos of different teams and players. But where on the net can you exactly get them?
On sports news websites – you can try sport news sites which offer recent hard court action shots. Yahoo!Sports and NBA.com is where you can find the greatest shots from the players’ entrance to the winning streaks.
Sports Forums – there are forum boards online where you can find pictures of basketball teams and players most of these forums are categorized by teams.
Basketball Fan Blogs – yes, there are hundreds of bloggers where you can get pictures. Some are even great to customize a picture of a certain team or player.
Basketball Players’ websites – players such as Dirk Nowitzki and Manu Ginobili have their personal websites.
Knowing where to get the best collections of basketball pictures is not a guarantee that you’re set to go. There are things that you have to keep in mind when getting pictures especially on the internet. They are as follows
a. Before downloading an image, be sure to read the details and know if it’s copyrighted. This is very important if you are going to post your collections on your blogs or personal pages.
b. Remember that not all pictures posted on the Internet are free. You can’t just get copies of photos you find on the net. They are considered as intellectual properties. What you can do is send an email to the owner asking for permission if you can use the images. Most photo owners would just want acknowledgement that you got your photos from them.
c. Use the images properly. Some websites states that as you download basketball pictures from them, you are assumed to agree to their terms and conditions regarding the use of the images.
So, you now know how not to be sued when getting copies of basketball pictures online. And you know where to get the pictures. Next, where you will use the pictures? Mostly, basketball pictures are used in the following
Wallpapers – if you are bored with the plain blue or black background on your computer screens, you might want to change that with the pictures of your favorite basketball players or teams you can also use basketball team logos.
Blogs – if you love talking about basketball topics on your blogs or personal websites, it would be better to accompany each post with basketball pictures readers will surely enjoy them. Just don’t forget to acknowledge the owner of the photo in your post a link to their site will do.
Scrapbooking – whether it’s digital or manual scrapbooking, you’ll good with the many basketball pictures available.