I haven’t been blogging for very long, just over a year actually but if there’s one thing I feel I’ve drastically improved on is my photography, I wanted to share with you a few of my top tips on how I’ve improved my photos from when I started blogging.
Props and background.
I never used to use props in my photos and it seems a little strange to me now, When someone’s looking through your blog the first thing they’ll be drawn to is your photo’s so why not make them pop, make them want to see more – have a little more in one photo than a lipstick, a pretty collage of items if you will (so long as you keep the product you’re talking about the main focus). I really like Etsy for photo props – you’ll find so much on there it’s unreal. For backgrounds something bright is your best bet, I love a nice bright white background and I’m most drawn to those and colourful backgrounds myself – I’m not 100% keen on dull backgrounds that do not do the products must justice – especially as you want them to stand out. you can buy sticky back plastics on eBay if you’re after marble or wood effects they won’t cost you much either – personally, I just use the back of a roll of wallpaper or a nice throw.
Take away tips – Bright clear backgrounds that do the products justice, Props that draw attention such as books, phones, laptops (i can do a separate post on props if anyone would like it).
1st photo – Bright crisp background, props
2nd photo- dull background, no props
Lighting and angles
Equipment and editing
I hope you found these tips helpful, what tips and tricks do you use with photography?.
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