A great way to achieve great blog graphics and unique web design images is to simply get snappy and take your own photos.
Not too many years ago you had to take rolls of film to the local shop or pop them into an envelope and post out for developing. Then wait of a week or more to get your actual photos back. Followed quickly by either relief or disappointment at the results.
Do you remember ‘real’ rolls of film?
And what did you do with your snaps once you’d got them home – stick them in a photo album?
Amateur or home photography was all very time consuming and quite costly back then, although certainly enjoyable. My pentax, a very small slr camera, went everywhere with me. I’d photograph anything or anyone that stayed still long enough for me to change the lens, add a filter if needed, focus and click the shutter.
Thankfully technology moved on in leaps and bounds.
Product Photographs for Blog Graphics
All you have to do now is point your favourite smart gadget – and snap – you have photos to share in seconds, virtually everywhere. Perfect blog graphics for your articles. And it’s so affordable.
No film, no developing shop, no posting envelopes, no waiting to discover that your ‘perfect snap’ was not so perfect after all.
Unique Web Design Images
Snaps are ideal for blog graphics and with a little thought, creative positioning and lighting, you can feature your products or perk up your business articles with unique photos that you’ve taken yourself.
Web design images are a little different. It can depend on your personal taste, your business topic and client expectations etc., as to whether taking and using your own photos is a suitable option.
A good quality photo of you at your desk, or of your work area, is a quick and simple solution for an about page for example.
For a main website header image for example, you may need a specific subject image. Something conceptual or more abstract?
If you want to use photographs you’ve taken yourself speak to your graphic designer. They will guide you through some creative ways that will help your web design graphics stand out from others in your field of business.
Website design images (theme style) play a vital role in reflecting you and your business, so do take time on this!
Top Tip: Your ‘snaps’ will need to be of a reasonably high quality to begin with.
Even a quick snap of a favourite flower can be transformed into creative website design elements. If your image of high quality, it could become an art card or printed art piece.
- Look around you with fresh eyes and think creatively.
- Add that extra something to display certain photos – eg: creative design resources
Get Snappy and Legal Rights
Disclaimer: I’m no legal expert so before you get snappy with people or in public places etc etc – see photographers rights and obtain legal advice if necessary.
If the ‘get snappy’ approach isn’t suitable for your particular business type, you can instead buy an affordable user license from a range of premium high quality stock photos. Take time for a thorough search to find images that help you avoid looking the ‘same as everyone else’.
If you don’t want to take your own snappy photos then buy stock images or find copyright free images. Don’t leave yourself open to copyright law infringments and heavy fines by pinching images off google or someone elses blog or website.
Long may photo albums continue ~ they’re a very tactile way to take a trip down memory lane.
Do you ‘get snappy’ and take your own blog photos?