10 basic blogger photography tips.

I wanted to write a post on some simple tips and tricks for blogger photography. I’m writing an in depth post on how I specifically edit my photos, which I will publish soon. In the mean time here are some little tips I use on a daily basis. I really hope some of you will find them useful πŸ™‚

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1. You don’t *need* to buy expensive lighting equipment. Use natural light take your photos by a large window or an open door. Sometimes indoor lighting such as lamps and overhead lights can give your photos an orange tinge, add a blue tint to this to correct the colours or remove ‘warmth’ to reduce the orange, yellow tinge.

 2. Use blue tack to stop beauty products rolling around all over the place whilst you photograph them. Especially mascara and lipsticks!

 3. If you want a quick, clean, non cluttered white background / backdrop for your photos use a large piece of matte white card. No room tidying required.

 4. Experiment a little… take photos from different perspectives like shots from above and below, not just at eye level. Flat lay is also popular at the moment, lay the products out flat then take the shot from above.

 5. You don’t need expensive editing software. There’s free photo editors online (like pixlr) to sharpen, brighten your photos and much much more. There’s also lots of free apps in the App Store for taking photos on your mobile .

 6. It’s worth investing in a tripod, and a wireless remote they aren’t overly expensive (find them on eBay and Amazon) these will make your life a bit easier and it’s a lot safer than balancing your camera on a pile of books, trust me.

 7. Use candles, pillows, blankets, throws, a tester piece of white wood from B&Q for Β£2.00 to use as props and inexpensive backdrops to make your photos more interesting… Yep. Tester wood.

 8. Always have more than one memory card on you…just incase the one your using corrupts. If you’re taking a lot of important photos maybe keep switching them over so if one corrupts you won’t lose *everything*

 9. Photography magazines are so useful to read and I think they’re really worth buying…They have tons of tutorials and tips and tricks which are easy to follow and fun to read if you want to learn a little more about your DSLR

 10. Practice makes perfect! You don’t have to own a DSLR. Mobile phone cameras are amazing these days. Experiment, with apps and filters maybe keep a photo journal or do a monthly challenge to inspire you.

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  1. April 19, 2015 / 2:11 am

    This was so so helpful Becky. Thanks so much for posting this. I know I speak for a lot of people when I say your photos are always so beautiful. πŸ™‚

    x

  2. April 19, 2015 / 2:14 am

    The blue tack and white card trick is so nifty and useful! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  3. April 19, 2015 / 2:14 am

    Thanks so much for the tips! I never through about using the color changes to make the photo look more natural looking, it actually works. I'm going to start using a white sheet of paper as my background for a lot of things πŸ™‚
    Brooke | brookewrote

  4. April 19, 2015 / 5:56 am

    Yay I'm really excited for your in depth post about your photo editing process! I remember asking you about it in the comments of a past post πŸ˜› Anyways, I love that second tip πŸ™‚ Still coming to terms with the sixth one haha -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  5. April 19, 2015 / 7:59 am

    Great tips Becky, I'm really looking forward to your editing post too – I've recently started getting into editing mine and it makes all the difference, but I'm always on the lookout for new tips and tricks to up my game! Buying a couple of white boards from Hobbycraft was my best investment so far – less than Β£5 has seriously improved my shots!! xx
    http://www.lovedbylaura.com

  6. April 19, 2015 / 8:18 am

    Haha I've just invested in some white card as I was previously using a white table. Everytime I wanted to take a photo I had to move everything off it, such a pain! Great tip about the memory cards!

  7. April 19, 2015 / 8:49 am

    I has to chuckle at no.2 something so obvious as using blutac has never crossed my mind.. Now I feel dumb! Great tips Becky, thanks for sharing! X

  8. April 19, 2015 / 8:49 am

    These are really great tips, especially the one about adding props to make the photo more interesting! I clearly need to get to B&Q πŸ˜‰ xx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

  9. April 19, 2015 / 10:36 am

    Blue tac really does come in handy! I need to start experimenting with different backgrounds and props. Great tips πŸ™‚

    Loren | Cloudy Coconut

  10. April 19, 2015 / 11:26 am

    Great post! There's so many pieces of valuable advice here, particularly about the memory cards!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  11. April 19, 2015 / 11:32 am

    Hello, what are your favourite props for pictures? I have noticed that the one you use always look very glam and fab! Please visit me at http://igaberry.com Have a lovely day, Iga x

  12. April 19, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    What a great collection of tips for bloggers. Natural light is my fave.

  13. April 19, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    Thanks for the helpful tips! πŸ™‚ And what a gorgeous photo of the yellow flowers β™‘ xx

  14. April 19, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Such lovely post! Blog photography is so important for me and i love great photos in posts!x
    AllysDays.blogspot.com

  15. April 19, 2015 / 2:12 pm

    Oh my I really love the photo you used in this post. Is that little diamante in the roses? Oh and yellow roses – my Taid's favourite! πŸ™‚

    Great tips as well – thanks for sharing. All my photos are taken on hubby's iPhone 5s. They're not bad for a mobile.

  16. April 19, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    Great tips, my favourite photo manipulation place at the minute is photomonkey, their free access stuff is brilliant for making blog images!

    Rachel x
    The Inelegant Wench

  17. April 19, 2015 / 4:25 pm

    I love it when you post photography tips, your photos are always stunning!

    shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk

  18. April 19, 2015 / 4:29 pm

    Thanks for some great tips. They're always useful as I think mine still need some work! Fi x

  19. April 19, 2015 / 7:56 pm

    Great tips, especially the blu tac one! I'm picking up most of the tips and tutorials I'm trying out form blogs rather than magazines, I hadn't even thought of them!

    Theeverydaylifeofrachel.blogspot.co.uk

  20. April 19, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    Wallpaper samples from B&Q! They're free and make the perfect backgrounds! I'm always going in and getting a few samples every time I pass! They're easy to store too, just keep em all rolled up in a cardboard poster tube and recycle them out once you've took more than enough pictures on them!

    Sarah πŸ™‚
    Saloca in Wonderland

  21. April 19, 2015 / 9:00 pm

    These really are some great and helpful pieces of advice!
    I don't own any professional lighting equipment so I always quickly grab my camera when the sun is finally coming out ^.^

    http://la-fille-lumineuse.blogspot.de/

  22. April 19, 2015 / 11:08 pm

    Love this post, I always use natural light and i dont like editing my pictures either, i prefer them to be as "real" as possible =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

  23. April 20, 2015 / 9:32 am

    These seem so obvious when you read them but are such great ideas!! I am very tempted to give the monthly challenges a go just to get me practicing a bit more πŸ™‚ x

    colourmyworld101.blogspot.com

  24. April 20, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    Your photography on your blog is my absolute favourite. Thank you for the tips Becky!! xxx

  25. April 20, 2015 / 4:14 pm

    Never thought of the sticky tack idea, genius!
    Awesome tips, thanks x

  26. April 20, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    Great tips! How do you store your backdrops? I've got a few though they seem to get dirty easily by just sitting around.

  27. April 21, 2015 / 11:07 am

    Super useful tips, I read a blog post recently which advised printing off pieces of fake marble and white wooden floorboard backgrounds which I thought was a great idea too!
    Betty x
    The Betty Stamp

  28. April 21, 2015 / 11:49 pm

    I love how you say that a dslr isn't needed because quite frankly, I don't have the money to buy a great big camera, or even a little one. I feel as long as you're putting effort and you are proud of what you have created, is there anything else to it?

    http://www.essibell.blogspot.com

  29. April 23, 2015 / 6:46 am

    These are great, simple tips! Too many bloggers overcomplicate things when you can get just as beautiful photos without spending as much! xo
    amber love

  30. April 24, 2015 / 10:54 am

    I'm always looking for ways to improve my photos and these tips are so helpful! Especially the blue tack one, I would have never thought of that πŸ™‚

    Jessie // A Life Full of Beauty

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