today, i thought i'd share something practical with you... my process for taking and organizing blog photos. mostly, i do a lot of outfit posts and life-documentation, as you're probably aware.
here are some of the things that run through my head while i do them :)
#1 find an interesting subject.
this one might seem like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised.
if you're having trouble ascertaining "what's interesting," my advice is this: think about who you are, and what visually pleases YOU first and foremost. chances are the people who will gravitate toward you are of similar taste.
but hey, if you haven't a clue and worse comes to worse, just take and tons tons of photos, then weed like you mean it! it could be that you don't even know what you like, until you do a thorough survey.
2. capture moments
develop a habit of catching the little things in your day that grab your heart... people like details! they really do relish seeing those tiny everyday-life particulars.
i used to think "does anyone really care about this coffee i'm drinking?" why yes... yes they do. don't be afraid to snap a photo of something insignificant and irrelevant! your love of old ninja turtles found at salvation army may just be the thing that bonds you to the next person to stumble across your blog.
3. editing/ themes
think carefully about this. does your blog have a theme? clean? modern? edgy?
for instance, i prefer a vintage/ grungy feel here in my little corner of the bloggerverse. so i make sure all my photos, as well as my site design, all have that same feel. it's another one of those little touches that makes a big difference in "branding" onesself.
(by the way i use pixlr.com retro editor for most of my fancy effects!)
4. tell a story
this is what i like do do with a lot of my photos. even if it's something seemingly mundane, you'd be surprised what you can string together to make an interesting post.
sometimes, the way i present pictures on the blog aren't even the order they were taken in! it's all for the sake of the story...
any hot tips of your own to share? xo