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Sometime before next selling season -- maybe during the time between Thanksgiving and New Year's, or maybe in that panicky search engine optimization/social media/viral marketing epiphany you'll have in March or April of next year -- you're going to wish you had a nice photograph of something in your town. This article is your reminder. It's August and hopefully you're out and about in your town and neighborhood showing houses or meeting with people. As long as you're out there, bring a camera. Maybe record a little video, too, if you're ambitious. But definitely start taking some snapshots of the areas where you work. Obviously, I'm not talking about specific houses -- hopefully they'll be off the market and sold. I'm talking about the things that make your neighborhoods and towns and cities unique and cool. Things you might like to write about on your blog. Maybe not today, of course, but sometime in the next year. You can always tell a last-ditch image-based real estate ...