Just like Raj, I also have a fondness for looking at the world through a camera lens. It’s my therapy, and it gets me thinking about things other than work and stress.
Today I realized there is another benefit. I hardly ever have to rely on stock photographs!
I have been putting together little banners to funnel traffic to key parts of sites, for example these for credit cards. Even though the topics are diverse I managed to pull solutions out of my existing picture collection.
Ok, my photographs are hardly Ansel Adams quality, but for banners and blog post illustrations I think they suffice. Crestock has a daily free photograph, plus I have a account stuffed with credits that I have yet to touch. Even so, very often I turn to my own Flickr account before I think of using iStockPhoto or Crestock.
From looking at my Flickr friends, I think there is quite a crossover between photographers and bloggers.
Are you a blogger that also likes photography? Let’s see how many of us there are 🙂