Photography

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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...
Should you optimize images?

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...
Apps to help you edit photos like a pro

Apps to help you edit photos like a pro

Snapseed This is a professional photo editing app that lets you manipulate raw or jpg images. Adjust white balance, curves, add grain, blur or vignettes with this app.   VSCO...
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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....
Quality Website Photos

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...