We all are well aware of the benefits and advantages of having a blog of our own and how it affects the revenue and overall impression of a small or big business. However, the use of images in blogs has always been a topic of discussion and people have different views on it. Some say that pictures in blogs don’t matter much, and the written content is what keeps the readers interested but on the other hand there are people who consider the use of pictures and videos on necessary thing when it comes to blogging.
So, today firstly we will end this confusion up by jotting down the basic benefits of using photographs in blogs.
- Blogs with images get 94% more views
- Readers get more understanding of your content when images are added
- It makes the overall blog look more attractive
- When it comes to E-commerce, consumers say that the product image matters a lot to them.
Now, after reading the above benefits we will leave it up to you whether you find the use of images important or not and for those who are agree with me, I’ve got some basic and important blog photography tips for you :).
1. Make an investment in a DSLR and lens
It is an obvious fact that you will have to invest a little before starting a successful blog but not to worry, we will not be asking you to spend thousands of dollars on buying a DSLR camera in fact, you can get started with an average priced camera too. For example, you can buy a small camera such as the Canon Rebel or any other basic DSLR of Nikon, trust me, they aren’t as expensive as you think, you just need to make some research. I know you might be thinking that it’s a waste of money and you can take the pictures with an iPhone with the same quality but trust me, all of what you will spend on the DSLR will be paid back to you when your blog becomes successful.
2. Use natural light as much as you can
I’ve seen people using bulbs, lamps and tubelights in order to take pictures but when you have a DSLR in your hand, make sure that you are utilizing all the natural light in the room. Your object should be prominent and it should give a natural look too which is why its best to use the Sunlight. Even i once tried to click a photograph by turning on all the lights in the room but i used to end up with a yellow hue in the pictures and then i applied this all natural light formula and guess what? The photographs turned out to be amazing.
3. Invest in editing softwares
I know you might be thinking that who needs to edit a photograph when it’s already been taken through a DSLR, well, i used to think the same way until i tried editing one of my photos by using Adobe Lightroom 5 and trust me, the results were outstanding. If you are going to use online editing softwares then be ready to end up with a bad picture but on the other hand investing in Adobe editor, you will know how important photo editing is.
4. Practice Practice Practice
Remember the quote, “practice makes perfect?” Well, it surely applies to the art of taking photographs and editing them. It isn’t too difficult to practice and improve your photography skills, just make a goal and take as many good photographs as you can by trying different directions, lights and frames. Even if you have a phone camera for now, you can use that too in order to practice your photography. Also, try editing the photos you take in your free time and see what makes a photograph look the best. Apply different filters, play with the tools so that you can learn the editing software too. There surely will come a time when all of your efforts will start showing results.