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Photography for bloggers. There are four ways to get photos. Buy them, use free photos, steal them or make them.

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  1. 1. Photography For your bloggers 1
  2. 2. Teresa Boardman• Serial blogger for 7+ years• Minnesota Realtor licensed broker.• Celebrating a decade of self employment• Writer - columnist for Inman News• I dont have anything to sell• Photographer my work can be found at 2
  3. 3. Make your story more powerful with images • Why use images • How to use images • Where to find images • How to easily create your own images • stealing images • Friends dont let friends use clip art drawings 3
  4. 4. Why use images? 4
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  8. 8. For SEO 8
  9. 9. IMG_1024.jpg 9
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  12. 12. Four ways to get images for your blog 12
  13. 13. Buy themGetty images 13
  14. 14. Use free images 14
  15. 15. Use free images 15
  16. 16. Use free images 16
  17. 17. Steal themI found it in Google and did not know I couldnt use it. 17
  18. 18. Create them 18
  19. 19. Instagram 19
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  21. 21. What to photograph 21
  22. 22. But not your listingsThere is a widerange of imagesthat will work forblog posts.For your listings therange is narrow.Listing photographsshould be amazing. No wide angle lens 22
  23. 23. Wide angle lens 23
  24. 24. Photography is communication. • What we see • How we see it • Why we want to photograph it. • 1000 words - show your readers. 24
  25. 25. Apple photo streamDrop box or Google 25
  26. 26. • Crop• Brighten Editing• Sharpen• Resize• Photoshop elements• Pixlr• Programs built into the camera.• pixlr browser add on 26
  27. 27. Photography Mythology• Bright sunlight is best for taking pictures.• The main subject in a picture should be in the center of the picture.• Landscapes look best if the horizon splits the picture in half.• Cameras take good pictures or bad pictures. 27
  28. 28. How to learn - practiceCarry a camera at all times - make a listIt takes practice so start taking photosTake a couple of shots. Move around, zoom in, fill theframe.Picture the picture. What do you want it to look like?Look at amazing photography every chance you get. 28
  29. 29. Photography isnt about the camera• What kind of a camera should I buy?• What kind of a camera did you use to take that picture?• Spending money on an expensive camera will not improve your pictures• Practice will improve your pictures• Cameras dont take pictures people do. 29
  30. 30. Top cameras on flickr 30
  31. 31. The magic manual• How to turn off the date stamp.• Control the flash• Settings• How to photograph: people, landscapes, close ups, sports, fireworks, the beach, snow. 31
  32. 32. Settings 32
  33. 33. How to Shoot • Check the settings • Hold the camera with both hands. • Keep it level • Press the shutter half way • Squeeze the shutter all the way. 33
  34. 34. One rule - so simple• There are no rules• Lighting is everything. 34
  35. 35. Bad light = Bad Photo 35
  36. 36. Great lighting= better photo 36
  37. 37. Bad Camera Good Light 37
  38. 38. Indoor photography• Dial down the flash if possible. If not turn it off and place camera on flat surface or use tripod.• Try to find some light in the room, move.• Look for indoor dark room setting on camera.• If photo is blurry it is because of low light and camera shake. 38
  39. 39. The Rule of Thirds 39
  40. 40. Photos for blog posts• Do not have to be high quality but they can be.• They should either be interesting or have something to do with your post.• A little editing can make all the difference.• You can get images that will work from your phone. 40
  41. 41. Learn MoreNo film - keep shootingJoin Flickr - looking at great photos islearningDPS - digital-photography-school.com Amust read.Scott Kelby books Digital photography 1,2 & 3.Helpful how to videos on you tube 41
  42. 42. Crop 42
  43. 43. Editing options in WordPress 43
  44. 44. Plug-ins I like• NextGen gallery.• Smush.it• Slimbox 2 - simple overlay and float.• Floatbox 2 - overlay with the ability to customize transitions. 44
  45. 45. NextGEN Gallery 45
  46. 46. Slimbox 2 or floatbox 2 46
  47. 47. Photography For WebsitesJust do it!Teresa Boardman 651-216-4603teresa@TBoardman.comstPaulRealEstateBlog.comstPaulPhotos.com@tboard 47

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