Blog Photography Basics

13 July 2018

In my opinion, the quality of a photo can either make or break a post. Admittedly, I'm more attracted to photos that are of higher quality than those that are not. It's human nature, right? The brighter and sharper photos catch your eye much easier.

I mean, when I say 'tips', I'm no expert - but after two years of being a Photography student, I have to admit I've picked up some tips. And I'm much more knowledgeable of what makes a decent photo now than I was two years ago.

The first thing I would suggest is to take multiple photos. I've learnt the hard way that even if you think you have the perfect shot after two attempts, it might just be that when you come to upload them, you realise that this is not the case, and you might not be able to go back easily to retake them. So empty your memory card, snap loads, and I mean loads, and at different angles.

Don't over-clutter your images, especially if you're focusing on one object. There's a very fine line between a decently-loaded image and once that's basically overwhelming. Spread out any props you're using and don't let them be the main focus of the image.

Nevertheless, do make good use of props! These really do help to enhance any images you take. My favourite ones to use are probably flowers (fake ones!), jewellery and 'pretty' books. In fact, props don't just have to be objects; they can also be backdrops. Marble backdrops seem to be popular amongst bloggers, however I don't actually have one of these anywhere, so I just like to make use of a white background, actually composed of huge sheets of white paper!

When editing, focus on increasing the exposure and sharpness, but don't overdo it. If you've used completely natural lighting which was especially good, this doesn't really apply to you. However, most of the time I shoot indoors, which means I depend greatly on editing for high quality images. I don't necessarily like to change the colours of the objects in the image, but the 'exposure' tool its one I get a great amount of use out of. The 'sharpness' tool is also one I love to use, as it really does help to improve the quality of the images.

What're your best tips for taking blog photos?

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