6 Easy Ways To Take Better Blog Photos

Saturday, 17 December 2016



Its quite embarrassing looking back at my old blog photos. You can look back at them at your own risk because they were truly terrible! And although I still have a lot to learn and my photos are no where as good as I would like them to be, I have improved. Thank goodness! So Ive listed 6 small tips that I use to take my photos.

Just to touch on my photography 'style' a little, I really like bright photos. They are a lot more appealing to the eye and they look more professional in my opinion. And the camera I use is the Canon camera. I actually had this camera a couple of Christmases ago and I had no idea how to use it until about a year ago. When I first got it I thought it was broken because it kept turning off but turns out I was just pressing the off button every time I went to snap a pic. Thats just how tech-savvy I am guys! Haha!



1. Natural lighting
The main thing I have learnt since I have started blogging is how important it is to use natural lighting. If you can take photos next to a window or in a bright room your photos will turn out so much better. The photo above is one I would take a year ago when I started blogging with a flash on and in a dark area and the other is one in natural lighting I took last week. That glow up tho!

2. ISO settings
Iso setting is something I am trying to understand a bit more. I dont technically know what it means but what I do know is it makes your photos a lot brighter even in a dimly lit room and its definitely been a life saver for me. ISO is essentially the sensitivity of your sensor to light. I would definitely recommend playing around with this setting on your camera to see what works best for you. For example, in my photos that are slightly darker I like to turn the ISO up a couple of notches to brighten the overall scene. Its made a world of difference to my photos. This is a photo where I upped the ISO settings quite a lot to try something different. As you can see the contrast is very strong and the photo is overall very bright.

3. Props
Play with props. Don't be afraid to try new things as photo props. My new favourite prop is an open magazine. There is something rather cool about seeing block text in the corner of a photo. I dunno, I just like it. I have just uploaded a post on prop ideas that you can check out here if you need some inspiration.

4. Angles and height
Try every angle. Up high, close up, to the left a bit just try it all. And in the end if you're not too happy with the angle you can always rotate and play around with the photo in editing. 

5. Always upload them to your laptop
Pictures look different on your camera screen to your laptop. I promise you they will look 10 times better on your laptop screen rather than your tiny camera screen. I cant even tell you how many times I have been taking photos and Ive looked at my camera and thought "oh my God, these photos look dreadful. I cant use them!" And I will upload them to my laptop and they will look so much better. It doesnt always work out like that but for me most of the time it does. 


6. White Backgrounds.
White backgrounds make every photo brighter and better in my opinion. Since Ive moved room Ive found a perfect spot in my room on top of my white chest of drawers in front of my white walls and thats where Ive been taking 99.9% of my photos. Its right by a window too so the amount of natural light there is perfect. Id suggest you go around your room or house and take photos in different places and you will definitely find a spot that works for you.


Hopefully some of these tips and points will help you out a bit. I am clearly no expert when it comes to photography and most of what Ive learnt has been from different bloggers.


What is your biggest tip to get better photos and whats one thing you've learnt over your time blogging?


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22 comments :

  1. I really struggle with my photos, so I am hoping to up my game for 2017, so I am constantly looking at posts like this to see what can help me! Thanks for the tips - I will make sure to use them :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver || Happy Blogmas!

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    1. Aw youre welcome. Photos can be really tricky to take. x

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  2. This is such a good post. When I first started my blog I had no idea how time consuming the photography aspect would be, but I love it now. It is just a constant learning curve!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. neither did I actually. I agree, I am always trying to improve my photos and I definitely have a way to go. x

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  3. Your photography skills have come a long way.
    Great post! Thanks for sharing

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  4. Great tips, thank you. I really need to start working on my pictures, because now I'm not happy with them.

    Michelle Morchella

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  5. Fantastic tips, especially the ISO one I would never have found that out by myself, thanks for sharing! Natural light is definitely the best for my photos too, have a great weekend xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Aw you're welcome. I had no idea what it mean a few months ago. x

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  6. Old blogs photos - we've all been there before! It's quite fun to see the evolution!
    Thanks for the tips!

    Laura | http://www.furiouslychic.ch/

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    1. OMG I cringe looking back at my old photos, what was I thinking?!! Haha!! xx

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  7. Great tips! And as basic the white background sounds it really makes a difference. I've been on holiday for a while now and not having a plain simple white background has made photography real difficult
    Kathy x
    Alongcamekathy

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    1. Thanks Kathy. A plain white background makes such a difference. x

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  8. Your photos are lovely! It is always funny to look back at old posts.

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

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    1. Aw thank you so much. Thats made my day. Omg I cringe so much at my old photos! haha x

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  9. Wonderful post. Natural lighting, white background and editing the brightness and contrast are must haves for me.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com
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    1. Yup, definitely. Adjusting the contrast can completely change your photo and I love altering it I must say. x

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  10. As a photographer I completly agree you have some awesome tips. And you're spot on with ISO. It's pretty much just how sensitive your cameras sensor is to light. Which gives you that contrast. It also works with your f-stop-which is how open your shutter is to keep the image in focus, not blurry or fuzzy. Like you'll notice with a super high ISO, you'll see some fuzzy dots, almost like film grain, on the image.

    xoxox| Diana | http://www.dianavilic.com/2017/01/hello-2017.html

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    1. Ah that all makes sense, thats for sharing <3 xx

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  11. As a new blogger this post was so helpful! Great photography!

    | www.pxll.co.uk | xx

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    1. Thank you, Im glad this was helpful for you xx

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