For those of you with websites, or thinking you'll have one in the future, now that everything is finally greening up, get out there and take some good photos. Even if you don't have a website, you can upload them to your free Google/Bing/Yahoo pages, so there's no reason not to be doing this. A serious weak point for just about every site we review on here is the photography. If you have access to anything other than a cell phone's camera, by all means, please take advantage of that (or take advantage of your friends who have nice camera gear. ). If you have to use your cell phone, which can crank out some surprisingly decent photos, learn the various settings, try to get some great angles, pay attention to the lighting, and take photos of anything and everything you see. There's no reason not to. You always have your phone with you and you can always delete the junk. A few tips: - Early morning or just before dusk are great times for photos, helping you avoid the sun washout problem that seems to be really common. 12 noon is not usually the best time. Basically, if the color richness looks good to your eye, it's probably a good time to take some photos. If everything looks white, or you have to squint to see through the glare coming off of those beautiful Hostas, it's probably not going to turn out to well. Photoshop can really only fix so much. Washed out photos are in the category of nearly unfixable. - If it's an overcast day, go back on a different day. - Unlike the old days of film, digital photos cost nothing. Take as many as you want. 1 out of 100 may be usable, but that's 1 more than you previously had. Delete the unusable so any future marketing person you may hire doesn't have to sift through them. - Taking Before and After photos cannot be stressed enough. A crappy yard that now looks great is what can sell your work. What you really want to make sure you do is use your before photo as a point of reference to take your after photo. Time and again, I see the before photo taken from the Southwest corner of a yard and then the after seems to be taken from behind a mailbox, with a Fedex truck in partial frame, via somewhere near the Southeast corner of the yard. Anyone else have some tips?