I’m back again with another post to add to this blogging resources category, I’m really happy you guys have liked my blogging tips so much, I never thought it’d be such a successful post, so thanks for all the love.
Today I thought I’d share with you some tips to up your photography game. So, as you probably know most of the information on the internet is transmitted visually, research says that by 2020 84%+ of communication will be visual (source), so it’s only fair that we give our audience pretty things to look at, how? by stepping up our game.
NATURAL LIGHT IS YOUR NEW BFF
Not only does it gives you higher quality images, but makes colors stand out, try to take your pictures outdoors or by a large window. You’ll see the difference.
INVEST IN YOUR EQUIPMENT
Whether you’re into blogging for the long run (making a living out of this) or just as a hobby, you won’t regret spending some money on a pro camera, the results you’ll be able to achieve are so much better than if you take your pics with a point and shoot or a cellphone (I know cellphone cameras are awesome these days, but nothing beats the real deal), and while you’re at it, learn how to use it, make the most of it.
HAVE PROPS READY
Visual aids are always a plus, think of stuff like flowers, books, make up, jewelry, candles and so on, I like to keep these at hand for when I’m taking flat lay pictures. Just, don’t over do it, try to find balance and remember that negative space is always a good thing too.
CREATE A PICTURE STOCK
There will be days where the conditions aren’t the best for picture taking, it’s raining outside, it’s way too cloudy, it’s too sunny, you’re sick, etc. don’t panic, that’s why I like keeping a picture stock, I like taking pictures of different things I know I might use at some point and then I save them in a folder on my laptop, just in case, well, you’ve no idea how helpful these have come.
There’s times where you’ll have the perfect picture but somehow there’s an unflattering shadow somewhere, well use a reflecting surface to bring light to that side and soften the shadow, seriously you don’t even need a fancy thing, lots of things will do, a piece of white fabric, a silver car sun shade, I use a piece of cardboard that I covered in foil. Give it a try!
Play with different backgrounds and see which work for you, I like using a white foam board, and I hear it’s really popular, fur mats are also a popular choice and the beloved marble one can be made by sticking marble print stick paper to a white foam board, just experiment and stick to one or two options, this will help you stick to you brand and aesthetic.
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