I take a lot of photos. A lot. I bought a 14 MP camera with a 30x zoom for free so that I could take even more. Not an extravagant camera, mind you.... it's free, which is a running theme that you will hopefully appreciate soon.
I take all of these photos, and I store them on my laptop simply because 1) It's what's available while on vacation taking said photos, and 2) there's no decent free photo upload service.
All of them essentially give you a stupid choice:
Small, resized images, but unlimited uploads (hi, facebook)
Unlimited sizes, but X gigs max (most things)
Unlimited storage, but X photo count max
Pay lots of money
Today I got frustrated that I have several hundred gigs of photos, and no place to securely store them.
Today I googled.
Today I clicked on http://www.flickr.com/new/
Today I started an upload that will take a very long time to finish.