Bloggers all know that we often have just seconds to capture the reader’s attention and nothing does so better than eye popping images that say “expert”. If you’re blogging for business, use these three photography tips to make your reader want to know more:
1- Use colorful, sharply focused, full framed photos starting with one of yourself under “My Profile”. There should be no doubt about what you do or what you’re discussing. Let’s dive into the thought process. I teach outdoor photography in Naples, Florida- does the attached photo of a student help convince you?
2- Show your best. If you produce baked goods worth a trip across town for example show a sharp, warmly lit table top image of your tastiest offerings fronting a softly but nicely out of focus backdrop of the premises. Draw them right into the shop! My photos are enlarged as fine art & home decor, do you believe me?
3- You recognize quality photos when you see them just be honest with yourself. Does the image you’re considering look great & scream “this is me”? If so use it, if not establish a better one before diluting an otherwise catchy post. Part of my work includes photographing exclusive waterfront real estate. Is that what you see here?
Commit to better blog photos today. These three steps will help elevate your blog’s appearance and your readership. And by featuring several good photos in a post you let your audience know lots about what you do. Need help with the technical aspects or have another question? Contact me now via the links below.
By the way, this article is featured as a guest post in the widely read TheTraffic Blogger which is a great resource for anyone involved in blogging. If you author a blog check out Chris’ work, learn great blogging tips and keep up with the latest changes and resources that will afffect you… Gordon.
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