I am not usually one to borrow from the past, preferring to create something new. However, when revising my website theme, I placed a scrolling photography effect. My vision is to take some new photographs relevant to my niche to place there, and to invite readers to submit photos to be featured.
I really did not want to place a batch of canned photographs on my page for the time it will take to prepare the new photographs, so I went searching on my computer for old pictures. I have disks filled with photos, as well as stacks of prints from the past, but I did not have to look past a couple of folders. I found a few landscape photos that fit surprisingly well.
My lesson learned from this experience is not to overlook things we might have on hand to enhance our websites. Purchasing photos is not only expensive, these are often not exactly appropriate and do not have the freshness of individual work. Even mediocre digital photos can be dressed up to look perfectly decent on a website.