Free photos for your web site
There are many cases where the appropriate art or photography can completely change the look and feel of a Web site that you create.
Taking your own digital photographs is one easy way to obtain them. When I started HowStuffWorks I did my own photographs and created my own simple illustrations, and that worked just fine. A picture paints a thousand words, and it does not need to be an Ansel-Adam's-quality picture to do that in many cases. You can see examples all over the web.
Another easy way to obtain photographs is to go to a site like this:
stock.xchng - the leading free stock photography site