Photography has the ability to convey so much information in a short amount of time. It is a versatile medium that can evoke emotions, document events, relay data, tell a story, etc. Photography is an important visual element of design, and should be in a designer's toolkit. I have been on photoshoots as an assistant, a photographer, and an art director. As a designer, I have used many of the various stock agencies and understand the different designations of rights, trademarks, and copyrights. I shoot with a Nikon D3200, and just like everyone else, I also take photos with my phone as well.