As bloggers, we continuously need photos to use for our blog post, social media post, and online profile pictures. But how can you keep your photos up to date without spending a fortune paying for professional photoshoots? I’m not only a blogger, but I’m also a professional photographer, and I’m going to share with you photography tips so you can do your own blogger photoshoot!
Images are such a vital part of your online image, which is why you must deliver beautiful photos that capture your reader’s attention. As well, being able to show your personality and style.
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To achieve your own blogger photoshoot, you will need a few pieces of equipment.
DSLR Camera-There is hundreds of cameras on the market. But as a beginner, you can purchase an inexpensive DSLR camera such as a Nikon D5300. It has 24.2 megapixels which will deliver you stunning photos.
Also, it has a timer and is compatible with a remote trigger so you can take your own photos if you do not have help.
It’s also a good idea to invest in a tripod, it helps to stabilize the shot and prevents blurry photos.
The location of your photoshoot is super important! When choosing your location, decide on what message you want to portray.
If you’re going for an image with high energy, then you might want to choose a location that portrays busy people.
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Great props, can really spice up a photo. I’m sure you have noticed that most bloggers show a picture of their laptop or a cup of coffee in their photographs.
If you’re a lifestyle blogger or a fashion blogger, there are tons of props that you can add to personalize your blog photos.
When you’re creating beautiful photos, you want to make sure you have the right lighting.
I love to use natural light, which means I love taking photos outdoors.
However, the weather doesn’t always cooperate. Thank goodness for lighting kits.
You can check out lighting kits by Limo Studios. They are small enough to use in your home but strong enough to use in a professional studio.
When you’re doing your photoshoot, make sure you wear something that you’re comfortable in.
If you’re unsure and don’t feel comfortable in your outfit, it will show in your photos.
Have you ever seen a photo and someone body language was saying something different than their facial expression?
And you think oh, that’s awkward. Yeah, don’t let that be you. Your body language will tell it all if you’re not confident in your outfit.
Take Multiple Poses From Various Angles
Make sure to provide yourself with a variety of poses. Doing this will help you to have multiple images that you can on various projects.
Using different angles, will ensure you get your good side!
A blogger photoshoot doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Use these tips, and you will be sure to leave a lasting impression on your followers.
If you need more assistance, CreativeLive offers some free and paid online photography courses.
Drop me a line, below and let me know, how you plan to execute your blogger photoshoot.