March

4 Tips Towards Amazing Blog Photos

March 4, 2016

Hey gal!

Today i thought i would share with you some tips on the photography side of a blog. Yes i’m taking flat lay photos/Object photos. 

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*Disclaimer- I am not a professional photographer, these are tips based on how i take my own photos and i thought i would share*


 

 

 

Keep your background clean and simple

One thing i have recently found is that a simplistic photo looks gorgeous and extremely professional. For most of my photos i use a white background, usually my desk. Sometimes i use a grey fur pillow case, that sounds crazy but anything can be used as a backdrop. If you have a nice top or dress, then try using that. The reason this is important is because the background completes the image. It adds the perfect finish making the item stand out and grab your eye. I try to avoid anything extreme because it distracts you from the object you are supposed to be looking at. For example, the paisley bedding i have used in a few of my photos today, i personally think that it is too busy, yes i am criticising my self, that’s how i roll. I’m defiantly not perfect and i make a lot of mistakes, lessons learnt are great.

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Lighting is your friend

Without efficient lighting my photos look kind of poop. I used to take my photos at night using flash. I can now say looking back that it wasn’t the greatest thing i have ever done. Especially when the object is shiny and the flash shows every smear, mark and the object is no longer visible due to the amount of flashback reflecting of it. Not the greatest of looks and the quality goes from a 10 to a 4.5. Lately i’ve learnt taking my photos during the day is so much more effective. Take your photos when the suns out and your room is brighter. If you have studio lights thats great, even better. Mine broke so i’m going it solo at the moment. Daylight is now vital for me. I get unbelievably annoyed when i leave it too late in the day and the suns setting, damn i missed my chance. The struggle is real. Take photos by the window, you’ll thank me later.

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Take flat lay photos landscape rather than portrait

I have found landscape photos look so much more effective rather than a portrait version. It shows more of the image and gives you a much better looking image for flat lay photography. You can fit so much more into the picture, trust me on this one.

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Use layers girl!

This is one i recently learnt from another blog. Layering photos. So maybe putting a pretty decorative plate on a white backdrop with the product on the plate. Or jewellery, bobby pins, gems anything like that in the photo too scattered around, not quite so literally mind, i can imagine myself chucking a few bobby pins onto a desk and voila presto,  er no Abbey. Organise them horizontally or vertically so that they look decorative and pretty. putting the product on a magazine/book like the plate idea is good too or using your laptop as a prop. Go crazy with it!

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Hopefully this little insight has been a little helpful, i have had lovely comments on my photos so i thought it was a perfect idea to share some tips with you wonderful lot. Comment any tips and tricks you have, share the love!

Laters chikasssss

A x


 

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  • Reply amomentofglam March 4, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Great tips! I know I’m always looking for ways to make my photos look better, and will definitely try the layering technique. -xo

    http://amomentofglam.com

  • Reply Tash ❤️ March 4, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Great post girl! I love your blog 😘

  • Reply lauralivinglife24 March 4, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Yes. Loving the tips. Especially the layers. Need to remember that one x

  • Reply littlebitoflyd March 4, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Very useful post as I’ve just started my blog yesterday! I uploaded some photos for my blog post that went up today, so this post had perfect timing!

    • Reply littlebeautyblogxo March 5, 2016 at 9:07 am

      Ah welcome to the blogging world honey! Glad you found it helpful! x

  • Reply Simply, Me March 4, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Absolutely loved this post! Thank you so much for the useful tips <3 xx

    • Reply littlebeautyblogxo March 5, 2016 at 9:06 am

      I’m so glad, thank you for reading, it’s no problem at all! x

  • Reply Mandy March 4, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    great tips! Thanks for sharing

  • Reply beautifulcomplex March 4, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Great tips!

  • Reply Miss GG's Closet March 4, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Great post! I will definitely use these tips! 🙂

  • Reply Nadia Ismail March 5, 2016 at 12:45 am

    A little blogger secret that I’ve learned is if you don’t have a white table, simple poster paper works just as well ( just flip it over to get the more matter side) Voila, no one will ever suspect it !

    Nadia xx

    http://www.nadianawal.com

  • Reply riyahearts March 5, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Thanks love for all the tips <3

  • Reply bluerosebeautyblog March 6, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Great post! Photos are my biggest challenge at the moment so I loved reading this post and getting some tips. Your photos are beautiful!

    • Reply littlebeautyblogxo March 7, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you so much honey, means a lot and i am glad it helped x

  • Reply ayeitskota March 6, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Great tips, always looking out to try and improve my blog where ever I can and I think this will help me! xx

  • Reply My Beauty Glosss March 7, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Love your photography! Thank you for the tips.

    My Beauty Glosss

  • Reply Kaleigh Kann March 8, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Love this post! I am just starting to take photos for my blog and can never get them to look right. I will definitely be trying these tips next time!

  • Reply AlifyaLifestyle March 10, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Great post!! 🙂 xo

    http://alifyalifestyle.com/

  • Reply BlogbyGreete March 31, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Yeah the right lighting is super important, I can’t wait until summer comes because then I can take good photos even in the evening. I rely on the natural light right now and it’s crazy how little time I have to take photos since I am in school most of the day.
    https://blogbygreete.wordpress.com/

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