5 Simple Steps to Taking Better Blog Photos
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These tips are vital if you write a food, decor, or craft blog; or if you blog about products for sale.
If you have a family blog and post a lot of pictures of your children, there is another article at Sofia's World that gives essential tips on photographing kids. The proof is in the pudding, folks. Click here to see that article.
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1. LIGHT - the secret is in natural daylight. Do it in the afternoon - there is something magical in the afternoon light, soft and warm. Try to take your photos outside or by a bright window. Avoid too bright, sunny areas. But don't wait until the sun goes down to take a photo.
2. NO FLASH - turn off the flash, it causes very harsh light, washes away details. Shoot somewhere with enough light so you won't need to use the flash.
3. MACRO - to capture nice details use the "close-up" setting on your camera, it is usually marked with a "flower" symbol. If you do not have this setting, try the portrait setting, usually marked by a face symbol.
4. BACKGROUND - simplify the background: take photos in front of plain background, it lets your object (whether person or crafts, etc) stand out to the viewer and is also easier on the eyes. When I do make clothes for my toddler, I take his photos outside in front of the garage door or a brick wall. If you need to take photos of still objects, here is a simple ʻstudioʼ like shot idea.