Tips and Tricks For Taking Beautiful Blog Photos
One of the quickest ways you can improve your blog and generate more interest is to use beautiful images in your posts. They really help to draw the reader in, as well as clearly emphasize whatever you’re speaking about. But photography isn’t easy; there’s an awful lot of skill which goes into taking good photos. However, with the right tools and practice, you’re sure to be taking amazing shots in no time. Investing in a DSLR camera is worthwhile if you’re a blogger and take photos a lot, here are a few of the things to think about when you’re using it.
Practice, Practice, Practice
Having a good understanding of the functions on your camera will help give you the control you need to take good shots. It’s always worth reading the manual when you’re getting to grips with an unfamiliar camera. If you no longer have yours or you bought your camera second hand without one, you could search through tradebit manuals for a digital copy. Don’t just leave it on automatic settings. You’ll need to understand how to adjust the iso based on the light in the room, how to use deep and shallow focus and change the shutter speed. Once you have a basic understanding of what these are, go out and take lots of different photos. They don’t have to be blog photos, just anywhere you can put it to the test and make changes and adjustments as needed.
Think About Your Setup
Once you’re confident about using your camera and have general understanding of how to work it, your next step is to put your skills to the test with blog photos. If you’re taking pictures of products for example, using a shallow focus will allow you to focus on the product and give a soft blur to the background. You could use a plain white table or desk with won’t detract from the product. You could even use props such as flowers or candles in the background, since these will be out of focus using the right technique they won’t detract from the product.
Use a Photo Editor
Ideally you’ll be able to use the camera well so that not too much editing is needed afterwards. But since it can be dark over the winter even in the day, chances are you’ll need to at least adjust the brightness and exposure. You could invest in a program like Photoshop, and either teach yourself to use it or take a course. Or you could benefit from free online photo editors like Picmonkey. Crop any unwanted background (being sure not to crop too tightly which can look awkward) and experiment with the sliders to improve the light and brightness levels. You’ll want to make it look as clear as possible without taking it too far. You don’t want your image to look washed out or too saturated so proceed with caution.
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