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Photography 101: Why Blog Photography Matters

Whatever your goals are if you’re using your blog as a platform to reach them – visual appeal is important. Blog photography matters because it makes your reader slow down and pay closer attention to what you’re saying. A photo can be used to illustrate a point, tell a story, sell a product or all three.

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November 20, 2012

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  2. Feminine 23 says:

    I just bought a new camera and hopefully practice more with photographing. But the weather here is so awful and it’s always so gloomy and dark outside that I can’t take advantage of natural lighting for my beginner level photos.

    What camera do you use? These photos look so amazing and truly story-telling! I like the ocean one most.

    • Veronica says:

      As you become more comfortable you’ll learn to work your way around lighting challenges. It takes time but you’ll get there. Consider some off camera flash work. You can get a nice set up for not too much money. This is a great guy to follow on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv3727IGNok

      Thank you so much for your kind words. It means a lot. I shoot with an entry level DSLR mostly – at the moment (i’m about to upgrade) Canon Rebel T3. I have a handful of lenses but I mostly use my Canon 50mm 1.4. It’s a really amazing lens for the money.

  3. I started without a plan too, and I’m constantly working on photography. When I started, I really came to have a new appreciation for photography! On my Christmas list this year, a better camera (mine is so old). Great post! I pinned it. =0)
    I’m a new follower via Bloglovin! Hope you’ll come check out my blog too.

  4. Aqiyl Henry says:

    I totally agree that blogs images are incredibly important in engaging the reader. The first picture you captioned “yikes” could have grabbed my attention quickly if the picture was brighter and I could distinguish the elements in the picture. I eat a plant based diet and it looks like it is a picture of collard greens, and I can’t make out what else is in the picture. The other pics are engaging and I love your use of depth of field.

  5. Yup, my photos pretty much look like the lettuce too! hehe I have started to use PicMonkey to pimp out of photos though so you know…baby steps… hehe

    What’s your favorite resources for helping newbies with their photos?

  6. Stephanie says:

    hahaha!! Cute photo with the lettuce 😀 That sounds like me. My first photos were not good (and that’s being nice). But I’m working on it, and the fun thing is that along the way I discovered I LOVE photography 🙂

    Thanks for all these great insights Ciera. Very informative!

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