Welcome back to another Blogger Tip Tuesday’s post. Today we are talking about photography tips for your blog. You might have read my previous posts, 5 way to get more readers, How To Start a Beauty Blog and How To Cover An Event You’re Invited To As A Blogger (Not as a Guest). So if you enjoy this series, then make sure to subscribe and sign up for my newsletter so that you can read new Blogger Tuesday Tips posts.
I am in no way a professional photographer and I have no training in that field either. Nor is it a hobby of mine, but I am certain that I can share a few helpful tips on how to get simple and beautiful photos for your blog. You don’t need a course in photography to get this right, but do continue reading so that you can see what makes good blog photos.
Everyone has their own style when it comes to photos. So keep that in mind. I am not going to be writing about your style or a style of photography but this is more of a nudge in the right direction as to what is you can see on all pro blogger blogs.
I know that a lot of bloggers are telling you that you need a DSLR camera and I will tell you the truth, you do not need it at all. That DSLR camera will not give you magical pro photos. I remember once a friend of mine that was a MUA wanted pro photos of her clients after she did their makeup. I told her, you can get the most expensive camera but if you do not know how to use it, the pictures will look the crappiest mobile phone photos, of course this is what happened and then she returned her camera. The thing is do not buy that DSLR camera unless you are willing to learn about photography. People do not understand that you have to buy the camera’s body and certain lenses which will help you get better pictures. So getting a DSLR camera just for you blog is crazy expensive. It’s a whole other thing if you are going to use that in your everyday life.
Even though DSLR camera really do product amazing pictures, I do not think that you have to go out and buy one on the spot when you start blogging. Leave that camera until your blogger is bigger and more well known, if you even want to buy it then.
Another camera which you can use is a smaller normal hand held cameras, for example, I read this very good article online, best budget friendly camera for 2015. All those cameras are at a very affordable price and you will get for sure amazing pictures.
If you find that you do not want to buy a new camera just for you blog, then you should look into getting a mobile phone for your normal everyday needs which has an excellent camera. In this way you will combine the two needs plus you will not break the bank. Luckily, more and more mobile phones today offer excellent cameras, so your choices are many.
When it comes to photos, you always have to make sure that the main object is in focus. You can choose a loud background or a simple background. This is a personal preference. Everyone has a different style of photos on their blog. Photo composition is more about a personal touch. So if you are choosing a loud background, you want to make sure that everyone in the background is a bit blurring or not in focus. I personally do not like loud backgrounds since I find them to look cluttery, but this is my own personal opinion. The main thing is that the main object is in a very clear focus. Also the write angle of the object is important so that the object doesn’t look distorted