Great photos can make or break a blog.
Particularly as Pinterest is so visual.
The only problem is my photography stinks!
The idea for my blog was always about solving problems and I needed specific photos to illustrate the problems.
Could I take them?
Not a chance :-(
I always enjoyed clicking away pre-blogging but I just froze up & found taking photos a big stress.
I’ve stumbled along relying on my editing skills … I’ve used Photoshop a fair amount in the past and I just love PicMonkey which is free and brilliant for cropping, improving quality & adding beautiful titles. If you are not using it, you really must!!!
But I’ve reached a plateau where I can’t do what I want to do with the blog without being able to take better photos. So I’ve been collecting tips on how to take brilliant blog photos …
Now, there are some great books of photography tips available for food bloggers but the best tips have to come from ordinary bloggers who understand the demands of day to day blogging and who’ve learnt the hard way.
I’ve collected up here some of my faves covering everything from buying a camera to creating a photo box to using light, perspective, aperture, focal length and much more …
I do hope you find them as helpful as I have … and if you have your own great tips or any posts at all about blog photography please do share them at the bottom of the post …
Blog Photography Tips
A simple lightbox from a cardboard box … Flax and Twine
Collapsable lightbox … Diana Rambles
Taking photos of children … Bubba Blue and Me
Let there be light … Little Ladybird
Using perspective … Reading Residence
Outdoor photography tips … Tots 100
Blur your photo backgrounds with a point & click camera … Domestic Bliss Squared
Aperture for bloggers … Snap Creativity
Get better photos by understanding focal length … It’s Always Autumn
Taking better pictures with your iPhone … Night Owl
How to brighten your photos … Mama Mommy Mom
Photoshop tips … How to Nest for Less
12 things to remember when taking blog photos … One Dog Woof
How to rock vacation photos … Lassoo the Moon
How to take good shots without a big girl’s camera … Red Ted Art
5 tips for taking better blog photos … A Typical English Home
Protect your photos with bulk watermarking … Future Expat
Upgrading to a DLSR … Oh Mrs Tucker
Editing photos with Pixlr Express …. Thinking Closet
Free websites to edit photos … Jelli Bean Journals
Quick cheats for photographing food … Foodies 100
How to make photo banners in PicMonkey … Buttercream Bakehouse
Composition tricks to hide mess … Peanut Blossom
Photo inspiration when you’ve run out of ideas … Life in Balance
If you want more tips on photographing kids I found this fab FREE online photography course. It’s focused on family portraits but I found the tips on taking children really helpful.
And if you’re eyeing up a “big girl” camera it’s worth coming up with your short list and then keeping your eyes peeled on Amazon’s camera deals page … they do have some great prices.
… and if you want still more blogging tips do follow our blogging board on Pinterest … it is absolutely chock full of everything you need to know to grow your blog …