In a story when the town/city is a real place, do you guys think I should use real pictures of the place or would it be ok to use a mixture of Episode backgrounds and pictures of the real town?
I’d say a mixture. Whenever I read stories that have realistic backgrounds it looks out of place, like it doesn’t fit with the character. This is just my opinion but, I’d definitely say mixture. Even though Limelight characters are meant to be realistic, they still have that look, y’know?
It’s totally okay to use a mixture of backgrounds, especially since you won’t find everything you need for free, un-copyrighted online.