The days when blogs were predominantly text-based are long since gone, and most modern blogs make use of photography to provide a much more visual spectacle. However that means that bloggers need to have some basic photography skills – and if you don’t the photos you publish aren’t likely to live up to your expectations.
Fortunately acquiring basic photography skills isn’t as difficult as you might think, and so long as you have a basic digital camera or decent smartphone you should be able to apply these simple tips to get started:
- Experiment with the rule of thirds
The rule of thirds is a simple but highly effective framing technique that can help you to snap far better photos. On most digital cameras or smartphones you can turn on the ‘grid’ that will divide your frame into thirds both vertically and horizontally. Using that grid, you should then align the subject according to the lines or intersections and see how it improves your photo.
- Get as close as you can
Getting close or even filling up the entire frame with a subject can make for some extremely interesting photos with lots of details that would otherwise be obscured. Keep in mind that if you want to go down this route you should physically get close, and avoid using the ‘zoom’ as it will lower the quality of your photos.
- Try to shoot in scenes that are brightly lit
It is important that any scenes that you shoot are brightly lit – and preferably there should be no sources of bright light within the frame. If you absolutely must shoot a darker scene, try to find an alternative source of constant illumination, and preferably one that has diffused and soft light.
- Play around with perspective
Perspective can be an invaluable tool that can help you to capture more unique-looking photos for your blog. Because the majority of photos are snapped from eye-level, switching perspective by taking shots from above or below can produce some interesting results.
On top of the tips listed above, it would help if you could edit your photo – to tweak it in simple ways, improve its quality, and make it look perfect before you upload it to your blog. While you may have little or no experience performing these tasks, you don’t need any if you use Movavi Photo Editor.
The features in Movavi Photo Editor are designed to be easy-to-use and intuitive. With their help you should have no difficulty enhancing the quality of your photos, removing unwanted objects, touching up portraits, adding captions, and much more.
Essentially Movavi Photo Editor will provide you with an easy way to edit photos for your blog that requires no special skills or experience. It, along with the techniques highlighted above, should ensure that the photos you snap look great and are able to act as compelling content for your blog.