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How to Keep Your Blog Photography Interesting


We all know how important photography is in the blogging world, and if you blog a decent amount of content weekly, getting new and interesting shots starts to take its toll. There are only so many ways a girl can photograph a lipstick right? Here are some ways to keep your blog photography from going stale and repetitive.

  • Switch up your location to see things in a new light. I used to always take my photos on a white desk, but lately I'm taking advantage of a lot of other really great spaces throughout our apartment. I'm currently in love with using one of the couches in our living room. It gets great light washing over it, plus the background is something new.
  • Change up your props and cycle in more options. For a while I just used the Rifle Paper notebooks you can see in this shot. The same three notebooks popped up in nearly ever photo. Getting a few more notebooks, a small plant, or a cute dish can help create an arsenal of props you can mix in match in your photos for a new look.
  • Try a different angle. Taking photography from straight above was one of the hardest habits for me to break. It was my bread and butter, but kept my photography looking the same day after day. Try to crouch down and shoot things at a 45 degree angle or choose one item to be the focus and get closer to that. Even a slight change in angle like in this photo can really liven things up.
  • Play with your depth of field to create a more interesting, dynamic photo. Put less important or more easily recognizable photos in the back so they can be a bit out of focus. Put the focus on an item in the right hand corner rather than the center of the shot. Focus can really snazz up an originally flat photo.
  • Think outside of the box and see what a photograph of your items on the floor looks like. What about on a blanket? What about outside? Don't be afraid to try something new. If it fails no one will even have to see it. 
  • Editing your photos can really help make them stand out more. I wrote a post a few weeks back about how to take better blog photos, which includes a lot of editing tips to make colors pop and to pull out the blacks to make the photo richer.
  • Photograph at different times of the day to find which light works best for you. Where you're photographing based on where the light is coming from can also change up your photography. In the photo above there was a window to the left. It created really interesting shadows on the products to build depth. Try different locations at different times of day. You never know what you may find out!
  • Spend more time with your camera besides just taking blog photos. Take it to the park, go to a family event with it. The more you spend time with your camera the more comfortable you'll be trying new things with it when it comes to blog photography.
Blog photography is still my favorite part about blogging. Although it can be difficult at times to constantly take engaging photos, follow these tips to bring some life back into your photography routine!

xoxo Kayla

6 comments

  1. I loved this post! Definitely full of great suggestions that I know I'll be using. Phoebe xxx

    http://mylittle-lifeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. This is really helpful and definitely worth a save. Sometimes you just need to change up your point of view! Thanks for the tips xx

    Brooke | brookewrote

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  3. Great tips:) Thank you!

    xoxo
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  4. This was really helpful and got me thinking what else I can do.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I definitely need to spend more time with the camera - I use my husband's Canon but it's fairly new and it still tests me!! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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  6. Brilliant tips! I will be keepng these in mind x
    thebeautybloss.com

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