[FONT=georgia]Thanks for that link Kevin2 - inspiring stuff.
I'm just getting back into web dev/design myself so I'm in a similar position to the op.
What I really like about the examples is the "less is more" approach and the effective use of typography.
Uncluttered with a lot of 'space'. Also most have a simple background which makes the images really 'pop'.
FFwade, there are lots of royalty free images out there - and if you can learn some of the basic image/adjustment techniques in photoshop it means you can mess with them to suit your own needs and transform them into your 'own'.