Pictures in Blogging

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

We’ve all heard this one and it can totally fall into a list of cliches that really just mean ‘blah blah blah’ to us.

However, in a world that now relies heavily on images to promote, sell, entice, describe, etc. just about everything, we have to take this ‘cliche’ more seriously.

As a review blogger, I know that my pictures are just as important as my words because many readers will just scroll through the pictures down to the giveaway form, skipping or skimming what I have actually written.  I know this because I have done it myself with other blogs.

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So, with this said, I know that I need some great pictures that capture my thoughts describing what I am trying to convey about that particular post.

This applies to all bloggers, even if you are just writing about your family life, what’s happening in your shop or a step-by-step tutorial on how to brush a llama’s teeth.

You don’t have to have a DSLR camera to get a great shot.  I had a pathetic excuse for a digital camera and recently upgraded to a mediocre one.  It has a couple of cool features though, so I buried my head in the manual, for all of 5 minutes, and figured out how to use them to my advantage.

If I choose the right setting, catch the right natural light, and snap 10 pictures, one after the other, I can get the 1 image I was hoping for.

For instance, I recently snapped this picture for a product review:

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All I had to say was that my daughter was using this toy to work on her balancing skills.  This picture clearly states that she was focusing a great deal as it wobbled back and forth, etc. etc.  You see where I am going here?

So, get out your camera, get out your manual and write an awesome blog post with awesome pictures to go along with it!

Come back and link up those posts in the comments, or, if you already have one with some great images, link that up here too!

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