3 easy ways to improve your blog photos
I’ve been blogging now for nearly 8 years.
EIGHT! That seems ludicrous. It seems like it was just a few years ago that I was sitting in my little dorm at Northeastern in Boston dreaming up my very first blog post.
It only took me about 4 years to settle on a name that I loved. And you know what’s funny about that? It’s my own name: By Gabriella. It may not be the most creative, but at least it’s true! 😉
You don’t have to sink a fortune into improving your blog photos – but it does take some work. It won’t all be easy, but here are 3 ways to improve your blog photos with a little bit of effort.
1. Spend time setting up your shot.
This particular tip is especially helpful when you’re shooting food/cocktails, products, and other similar subjects. While, yes, you can edit your blog photos quite a bit in the post-processing stage, you’ll want to capture them as close to the final version as possible. I say this because there are some things you can’t easily edit – for example, blurriness. Sure, cropping can be easy, but not every edit is.
So, spend some time setting up your shot – style it, shoot it as best as you can – and you’ll have less to edit later. A win-win!
2. Establish consistency.
As you continue to create content – especially when it comes to your photography – you want to establish consistency. You know those images on Pinterest that when you see them, you know exactly who created them? That’s what you want! Consistency helps with brand recognition.
Whether it’s how you’re editing the coloring of your photos or the styling of the image, or something else entirely – establish consistency.
3. Invest in the equipment that makes the most sense for you.
Now, that doesn’t mean that you need to run out and spend $4k on a new full frame camera. Instead, do your research to find out what will serve you best.
That might be a small mirrorless camera, especially if you’re creating travel content. Or it may even be simply upgrading your phone (if it’s been a while). Have you SEEN the images that the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X are producing? They’re gorgeous.
Or if you do decide that a full frame or crop sensor DSLR would be best – shop used! B&H is always a great resource. In fact, I’m shooting on a used Canon 5D Mark II! They’re on IV now! But it made the most sense for me – especially because I was then able to invest in my lenses. And hey, one of the lenses I ordered was used, too!
Also – are these types of posts helpful? Please let me know! And, if you have any other questions that I can help answer, please do let me know!