When I begin a project for a client I like to build up a lot of imagery that relates to the task at hand. One great resource for gathering images is iStockphoto.com. I browse through the photos using keywords and save them to a lightbox specifically for the project. The best feature of lightboxes is that I can then share them with the client, and they can let me know which images they want me to use. Here’s an example of my “monkey book” lightbox.