You’ve heard it a million times before...a picture is worth a thousand words.
When it comes to blogs and online businesses, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Photos are the visual representation of your brand.
They help you build visibility, increase traffic, conversion and sales.
Thus, it improves your know, like and trust factor with your customers.
However, in order to portray professionalism in your blog or business, you need to have high-quality photos.
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Secondly, you want to avoid hard light. Ok, so this is probably a term that has you scratching your head. It simply means you don’t want the very distinct shadows usually found midday. Let’s make this a little easier. Are you familiar with plants and the type of sunlight they require? If you read a tag you will see that some houseplants like “indirect” light. This means the sun isn’t beating down on the plant, but that it’s in a bright area of the room, near a window. This is the same type of light that photos like. Try to get your set-up near a window, but just out of the pounding sunlight.
What & How IS Important
Thirdly, your subjects/props and composition are very important. So if we keep this simple, try to keep the number of objects in your photo to odd numbers. Visually this is more appealing and interesting. In addition, where you place the objects in your photo are equally important. Typically, you’ll want to follow the rule of thirds. Say what?! Okay, imagine a tic tac toe board is superimposed on your picture. The lines that go across and the lines that go up and down are the most important areas on the photo and your most important subject/prop in the photo needs to where two of these lines intersect. These are the areas that your viewer’s eye will be attracted to first.
Alright, now that you have some basics for taking a great photo, you’ll want to show it off, right? Absolutely!! Earlier I gave you some links for editing apps that will help you polish your photos and get them ready for display!
Now it’s time to go take high-quality photos and then create amazing blog photos to share on Pinterest
Amy is the owner extraordinaire at Learn Blog Photography and Amy Paris Photography. She's a single mom to an amazing teenage son. She's passionate about photography and skiing (downhill), the faster the better! Sign up for a FREE 30-min call to light up your photos & biz! bit.ly/2udzBXB