Almost all images available on the internet have associated copyrights, costs to download, etc. which means bloggers and writers for websites such as hubgarden/weekendnotes often have to do a bit of search to find the perfect photo to go with their article on sites that provide "no copyright" photos.
Have you found yourself taking photos of random things and places in the hope that you may use those photos in your writing at some point?
Yes! I have been a random photo taker for years and my family give me a hard time about it! It sure is handy now that I'm writing though. I usually take photos of my food, kids, free samples or coupons, nature and places I go.
I like to take photos of random things, but I haven't done it in years. I think the last random image I took was about five or six years ago. I was in Darling Harbour and took a shot of a couple wearing socks with sandals. Classic.
As a professional landscape and nature photographer I only take images that I intend to be able to use professionally, be it for one of my websites, or book covers or magazines that I contribute to, or for my own blog or now for my hub. I used to delete quite a few images, that I am now keeping and using for the hub. Not that they aren't wonderful images, but obviously I save my best images for sale, since I earn my living this way.
Yes, since I started on Weekend Notes and Hub Garden I am much more conscious of building up a library of photos. I find photos I would use for Weekend Notes are different to the holiday snaps I would take for myself.