So I'm finally getting around to starting the film blog I've been wanting to do for like.... seven months. I've put together a handful of my first entries, but I've yet to settle on a final "design" or "theme" for my blog. I don't have a lot of web design or blogging experience, so at least to begin with, my website design will be fairly simplistic (probably just one of the presets that wordpress offers). That said, I'd like to add an image to the top of each post, to sort of draw in the readers and generally make the blog look more slick and professional. For example, if I post about a specific actor, I'd naturally include a photo of said actor. Sort of like Slashfilm
does. However, I have absolutely no clue about copyright laws and/or image usage rights. Am I allowed to take random pictures of actors, movie stills, posters, etc. and use them on my blog? Or do I need to use specific ones that are designated as "free use" or whatever? And if I do, where can I find images like that? If anyone could point me in the right direction on this, that would be swell!