Photography

Photography and Design

Tips for Using Photography on Your Small Business Website

Photography allows small businesses to promote events, share emotions and feelings, sell products and services and tell a very strong story without using words. Photographs are more than just ornamental...
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Sourcing photos for your blog or newsletter

Writing a regular blog? Sending a regular newsletter? You probably need photos to go along with it. Do you really need photos? The answer is more than likely, yes. And...
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How to Name Your Website Images

If you manage a website, there will likely come a time when you want to add images to said website. And that's great! New content and new imagery creates new...
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Stock photography on your website

Often we're asked by clients if they should use stock photography or if they should hire a professional photographer for photos for their website. The answer is, it depends. Understanding...
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How to take your own product photos that look great

Ever since having kids (15 years ago) I've joked that "Every mom with a camera thinks she's a photographer." I can't even count how many moms I have known over...
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Optimize your images for SEO

When you hear image optimization, the first thing that come to your mind is probably clarity or image size. And these things are important, but those don't have much effect...
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Do you really need to optimize your images?

Yes. Yes you do. Let's talk about this. Remember back when cell phones first got cameras and your photos were all grainy and blurry and not very good? The good...
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5 Photo Tips for Websites

It's 2017. Websites need photos these days. There are lots of places to get them and I have some advice. I get asked about stock photos all the time, where...
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How Not to Find Photos

I have a dear friend who is starting up a yoga business. She's been sharing her yoga class schedule on social media, posting about yoga, etc. Today I noticed that...
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Free Stock Photos

We’ve talked in the past about how good photography is an essential part of a website. We’ve also talked about how not every small business has the money to hire...
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Stock photos aren’t always the right choice

If you need photos for your website, stock photos can be a great option. There are thousands to choose from, they are relatively cheap, and they brighten up your site....
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Note to website owners: Get Better Pictures

The iPhone takes great photos these days, and I've heard the iPhone 7 does even better. I have personally stopped carrying my big camera on trips and stick to just...
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Guest Post: How to take a decent selfie for your business

I enjoy taking photos of people, but not many people enjoy getting their photo taken. This is true especially when it’s a head shot for work! This is probably why...
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How to make stock photos unique

Stock photos are a reality for those of us who don't have thousands of dollars to spend on a professional photographer. But more often than not, someone else in your field...
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Great sites to get free photos for your blog

A common question I receive from clients is where they can get quality photos for their blogs and websites. In response, I ask the question, "How much do you want...
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Making the most of bad photos in your design

Every designer prefers to work with professional, high-quality photographs, but that isn't always an option, so we designers work with the photos our clients provide. Often the photos are poor quality or of bad composition, and sometimes...
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Tips for choosing stock photos

Stock photography has its benefits. It is less expensive and a lot quicker than a professional photo session. Lower prices and instant downloads are often attractive to small businesses who...
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10 free stock photography websites

Is your website in need of some stock photography? Most websites could use some great imagery, but many can't afford to hire a professional photographer or purchase quality stock photographs. Have no...
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Blurring backgrounds in Photoshop

Sometimes a good photo can be better if the item of interest is enhanced with a blurred background. This is easy to do in photoshop. First, open your photo into...
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When and why to hire a professional photographer for your website

Many small businesses don't figure a photo shoot into the expense of their website and often it shows when profits are not there. A great website is your best marketing tool...
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Does my small business website need a photo gallery?

Maybe. It really depends on what type of business you have. Is showing your potential customer examples of your work important? Then yes, a photo gallery is great. Some examples...