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Take Your Own Blog Pictures

Updated on July 6, 2014

The Personal Touch For Your Blog

Internet picture libraries have some awesome content. Time disappears while viewing these libraries admiring the processing applied to the images.

But there are limits, one is that the pictures on display don't always suit my blog topic, another is the amount of money I have to spend on images for my blog or lens. The solution is to take my own pictures.

An this is really easy to do, I found my first digital camera and snapped, strange and unusual, okay, awful, pictures on auto. The point being, that sometimes the awful pictures are actually the best for a blog, and better, can be used to inspire a post or add colour and character to a blog.

Picture Gallery - Always remembered, a moment caught forever.

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One day I had an idea that I might need a picture of a cup of coffee and some light refreshments.  Seems that today is the day I can use this photo.Australia's best winter flower, well I think so, the vivid yellows that bloom always help to brighten a cold wet day.A bantam hen decided that she liked my pot of mint at the back door, and yes she did leave presents.Out for a walk, and yes I walk with a camera, I noticed this plant, a sedge I think, plant ID is not my strength, but I liked the flower.Sunsets pictures are a classic, and when nature glows like this, I just had to get the camera.Not every picture I take is good, but this is how one learns, experiment, try something and work out how to improve the next picture.
One day I had an idea that I might need a picture of a cup of coffee and some light refreshments.  Seems that today is the day I can use this photo.
One day I had an idea that I might need a picture of a cup of coffee and some light refreshments. Seems that today is the day I can use this photo.
Australia's best winter flower, well I think so, the vivid yellows that bloom always help to brighten a cold wet day.
Australia's best winter flower, well I think so, the vivid yellows that bloom always help to brighten a cold wet day.
A bantam hen decided that she liked my pot of mint at the back door, and yes she did leave presents.
A bantam hen decided that she liked my pot of mint at the back door, and yes she did leave presents.
Out for a walk, and yes I walk with a camera, I noticed this plant, a sedge I think, plant ID is not my strength, but I liked the flower.
Out for a walk, and yes I walk with a camera, I noticed this plant, a sedge I think, plant ID is not my strength, but I liked the flower.
Sunsets pictures are a classic, and when nature glows like this, I just had to get the camera.
Sunsets pictures are a classic, and when nature glows like this, I just had to get the camera.
Not every picture I take is good, but this is how one learns, experiment, try something and work out how to improve the next picture.
Not every picture I take is good, but this is how one learns, experiment, try something and work out how to improve the next picture.

Tips to Get Started

For this lens I have used my Cannon Powershot A560, you can still buy new models of this camera, but as the camera has been around for eight years there are plenty of second hand camera available for purchase. The thing is, the camera you use for creating photographic blog content is not all that important. Most phones take usable pictures.

A blog page upload prefers the smaller sized photo, 640 x 480 pixels. I like using the largest file format the camera has because I have more options for using my photo's. It is much easier to reduce the size of my photo using either Microsoft's Media centre of the software that came with the camera. This is hobby photography and for many bloggers comes with an affordable price tag. Free.

A blog does not need fancy professional photos. The fresh rustic content of an amateur has a charm that includes the reader blogger's story, it welcomes, providing a sense of belonging, of coming home. So don't tell yourself that your photo is not good enough. Remember a picture is worth a thousand words.

Remember have some fun, decorate your blog with pictures. See the world your way, find a different angle, the unusual, or the beautiful, the world is waiting for your ideas and insight.

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Canon PowerShot A2500 16MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 2.7-Inch LCD (Red)
Canon PowerShot A2500 16MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 2.7-Inch LCD (Red)

This is for a budget concious blogger, this model has some really nice features for the price.

 
Canon PowerShot A550 7.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom
Canon PowerShot A550 7.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom

This is the camera I used for the pictures in this lens

 
BetterPhoto Basics: The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Taking Photos Like a Pro
BetterPhoto Basics: The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Taking Photos Like a Pro

Getting started is sometimes the hardest part of the journey. This book is a great place to start the journey.

 

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