Undoubtedly, Adobe Photoshop is one of the most loved and used tools in the creative community. Most bloggers and entrepreneurs use it as a staple in their toolkit for editing photos and creating graphics for their website. However, Photoshop has a bigger learning curve than some other platforms and it does require a monthly $10 fee to use. Photoshop is still our favorite design platform, but if you haven’t yet learned how to use it, I’ve got seven suggestions for other design platforms that are more user-friendly (and nearly all of them are free!).
Gone are the days when you could take photos on your phone and use them for your blog posts. If you are familiar with the blogging world today, chances are that you’ve come across fellow bloggers using professional photography for their content. People invest in high quality camera equipment to shoot photos for their blogs and businesses, so it’s more important than ever to have gorgeous pictures. That’s why I’ve created this easy tutorial to bring your DSLR camera skills to the next level.
That said, everyone with a DSLR is not a photographer. There is a lot more to photography than just using a high quality camera. You can do a lot better if you learn to use your camera in the right way. So if you’ve invested in a DSLR or plan to invest in one, here is a beginner’s guide to help you get started.
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Have you wondered what’s common among those breathtaking pictures on Pinterest and Instagram? While they all have a remarkable subject in the foreground, they also have an absolutely eye catching backdrop. A great backdrop highlights the subject and adds character to the photo. For many people, it also creates brand consistency, since it gives them a particular background to use over and over again.
If you are looking for some awesome background ideas to make your photos stand out on Instagram, Pinterest or your blog, we have you covered today. And guess what? They’re all under $30! [Read more…] about 5 Backdrop Ideas For Blog Photography Under $30 (And How to Create Them)
Picture this: So, you’re shooting photos for your blog. You think you’ve got the perfect shot — one that will be pinned and loved and remembered, until BOOM. You transfer it to your computer and notice something wrong with it. Ugh.
Sound familiar? Going back and reshooting is an option, but why make the effort when there is an even easier fix? Photoshop! Today, we’re discussing a few easy tools (and how to use them!) that you can use to enhance your blog photos in a snap. Here’s a little overview of what you’ll learn:
It is no surprise that Instagram is one of the top social media choices for bloggers and small business owners. Instagram provides a visual showcase for your brand and a platform to interact with like-minded creatives and potential customers who may be interested in your products and services.
The key to a growing audience on Instagram is attractive, high quality photos. And hey! You don’t need to spend a fortune for that. Smart phone cameras coupled with awesome photography apps make it possible to capture brilliant photos on the go without the hassle of bulky photography equipment and complicated editing processes.
Here are 5 apps to get your photos ready for Instagram in 1,2,3!
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A picture speaks a 1000 words. Oh yes! With popular social media platforms like Instagram, Pinterest and Bloglovin’, there is a huge focus on creating visual content that is catchy and attractive. Whether you are blogging for hobby or business, creating beautiful visuals will always help your blog stand out amongst the big sea of other blogs.
If you want to step it up a notch by taking your own photos for the blog, here is a list of the photography equipment I use and love. If you fear the expense of photography equipment, then I think your budget will find some awesome suggestions in this post, too — starting at $8! [Read more…] about The Best Photography Equipment for Blogging