Hey there fellow Key Lime Digital Designs lovers!!! I’m so excited to be on Kendra’s blog today, she is such a sweetheart and I’m hoping to meet in real life when she come back to the mainland!!! My name is Jamie and I blog over at The Letter 4! We’re a craft, recipe, style, inspiration blog, and recently just started up a charity shop where we donate 100% of our net proceeds to those in need! Check it out!
The look and appearance to my blog is extremely important to me. Pictures is a huge part of that! Let’s face it, when you hop on the internet you’re looking for eye candy! That’s why you love your pinterest boards so much because they are filled with beautiful things :) Now we’ve all heard and know the usual photo tips: you need good natural lighting for your photos, make sure it’s not blurry, you want bright colorful photos. But you can be following these tips and still produce boring monotonous photos. If you take a picture of a recipe in the exact same dishes, in the exact same place every post your photos are going to become boring. So today I wanted to share with you how I like to keep my photos interesting!
1. Stage your photos
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There is a corner in my house that is like a tiny “photobooth” for taking pictures. This is nice 1: because you can always change it and 2: you don’t have to go outside. I like to tape up fabric, paper, and even in the picture on the left I took a bunch of black and white magazine photos and taped them up.
2. Be unexpected
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Taking objects to a unexpected place to take pictures is sure to catch people’s eye. My favorite way to do that is usually with my printables. It’s interesting and different to see pictures frames outside rather than on the wall or even Christmas ornaments in the snow rather then on a tree.
3. It’s in the details
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This is a huge deal in making your photos interesting. You’re not just photographing the product, you’re capturing everything around it too. So like in picture 1 where Janae is showing you her bracelet made from a baseball, she didn’t just put on the bracelet she made. She paired it with other interesting bracelets and even painted her nails. For recipe photos, go all out in making them pretty! Hot chocolate looks so much more tempting with whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top!
4. Editing your photos
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I love editing my photos in different ways to get a certain feel for a post. It’s good to keep your blog consistent but every once in a while it’s fun to mix it up and edit them to achieve a certain look. For example this post I did on Maple Cinnamon Bananas I wanted it to have a morning feel. However, remember it’s important to keep the whole post consistent. So don’t edit each photo within one post all different from each other or else it gets cluttered and confusing to the eye.
Hope that inspires you to do something different! Visit us at our blog or on facebook for more tips and tutorials!!
Thanks for having me Kendra! You are RAD!!!
-XOXO Jamie @ The Letter 4