Ready to improve your blog photography?

One of the things I enjoy most about ClickinMoms’ photography community is the diversity of their offerings. Of course I love the forum but I adore the breakouts, the free tutorials, and their e-learning products.

I’m excited to bring you a review and giveaway about a topic that is very near and dear to me: how to improve the visual aesthetics of your blog with photography.

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Blog photography. It matters. A ton. In a world that is saturated with blogs of every kind, gorgeous photos can help set you apart from the masses.

I can’t tell you enough what a huge difference increasing the quality of my photographs has made for my blogging career. Some wonderful opportunities have come my way because of my commitment to improving my photography skills.

I’m very thankful and have come a long way in a short time.  Check these out. Now take a look at these. The progress is ridiculous. I’ve worked hard but I’ve also had the good fortune to read the right material. When asked what I owe my growth to I name two things: self teaching via a few awesome books and ClickinMoms.

One of the books I read early on in my photography journey was Blast Into the Blogosphere.

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When I read the book I was a few months deep into my obsessive learning so some of the information was not new to me, however I still found it valuable.

Here’s why.

  • The example images are stunning and illustrate the book’s points well. For instance: mind your background. Sounds straightforward right? Seeing examples of what a huge difference moving your feet or clearing your background can make is game changing. It will make you a believer. I’m a very visual person and had an a-ha moment or two upon seeing the examples.
  • The price is perfect. $15 for a forty page color e-book full of gorgeous photographs.
  • There is something for every blogger, from the pro who wants to take her blog to the next level to the super busy and low on time blogger who doesn’t want to spend all day shooting but wants to improve the visual quality of her content.
  • The message is awesome. Blast = B: Background – L: Lighting – A: Alignment – S: Slow Down – T: Think ahead. All technical photographic principles but in simple to understand universal blogger language. No pretentiousness or high level jargon.

The book is truly great but I would really like to see a companion resource for slightly more advanced photo snapping bloggers who are eager to learn more. I know I’d buy that in an instant. Blast is so inspiring that it leaves you craving a bit more.

Perhaps a few ebooks tailored to different blog niches? Food photography? Pets? Ooh and maybe a bit about blog photography and SEO? There are so many options. I admire ClickinMoms commitment to include all levels of photographers and only expect good things from them in the future.

Make yourself some tea or coffee, put on some fuzzy slippers, and check out Blast Into the Blogosphere. It’s a tiny investment with big rewards.

http://veronicaarmstrong.com/ready-to-improve-your-blog-photography/

Giveaway.

One of you will receive a free copy of Blast. Giveaway ends next Wednesday (October 3, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. est). One entry per person. Winner to be chosen via Random.org.

Giveaway Entry: Leave a comment on the blog post telling me what your favorite subject to shoot for your blog is. Pets? Kids? Food? Anything goes.

Ohh, don’t forget that you can try the ClickinMoms forum for free using my code VERONICATRIAL or get 20% off a membership using VERONICA20. I’d love to see you there xo

Good luck & thanks for entering.

Winner Announced! Congratulations Hannah!

 

*This review was part of my compensated partnership with ClickinMoms as a Blog Ambassador. Some of the links are affiliate links. All of the opinions expressed above are my own, honest, and have not been influenced by anyone. I’m not only a ClickinMoms fan but I’m also a paying client :)*
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  1. I normally would say shooting my toddler is my favorite, but his refusal to stand still is going to make me say food.
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  2. My kids, for sure! Caroline has learned to pose and say “cheese” so it’s starting to be more fun than when I was fighting Evan to hold still.
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  3. My favorite subject to shoot is definitely my son, especially the rare moments he’s not aware of the camera.


  4. I have a sewing blog, so my favorite thing to photograph is myself in my latest creation. Whilst I generally stand still and smile on cue, I find getting the exposure and focus right rather challenging using the remote and tripod, so it’s definitely something I need to improve. Thanks for sharing this book, I’m sure I will get a lot from it


  5. When it comes to major pics of the kids and food on the blog the hubs is the one working magic behind the camera. I am absolutely in love with all the photos he’s taken of our kids. I think this would be perfect for him since he’s started a blog of his journey as an aspiring photographer.
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    • Hey I am half asleep and counted backwards to number 15. SO since you were the “correct” number #15 I will send you a gift card to ClickinMoms so you can buy the book too :) Cool? Thanks so much for entering xo
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  6. My favorite thing to photograph is pretty much anything that stands still. That leaves out my gorgeous daughter as well as both pets and leaves me with, I don’t know, mushrooms? ;)

    I need desperate help with my DSLR skills.
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  7. My child of course! What else!?!?! LOL
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  8. I love taking pictures of me and my family out and about enjoying NYC – we don’t always have to be in the shot either. The city provides so much material for me!
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  9. I love taking pictures of my kids, but I’d really love to improve my food photography. Food is easier, because it doesn’t move!
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  10. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to win this giveaway! My favorite thing to put on my blog is picture of my art?
    Thanks again and have a great day!


  11. I have been loving taking photos of food lately. I am still learning about styling and propping, but the learning process has been fun!


  12. Roof, mainly because I’ve been trying out new and often made up recipes.


  13. I love taking pictures of my kids — and flowers, and landscapes, and structures, and….. well, you know. ;) Thanks for all the great giveaways! You’re an inspiration, Veronica!


  14. I love photographing my family. Nothing like capturing a special moment and being able to look back on it. I was so inspired by you and signed up for ClickinMoms awhile back then I got pregnant and everything fell to the wayside because morning sickness trumps everything :-/ Anyway I’m hoping to put my iphone down and start taking some camera photos! The e-book sounds great and seems like it will be a good start!


  15. I’d love this! My blog photography could really use some work :)

    I’d have to say that my favorite subjects to photograph are my family (ok, mostly my son) and food! There’s nothing like a toddler’s smile or a beautifully plated meal!
    Hannah recently posted… Weekend Wrap UpMy Profile


  16. Definitely everyday life photos. I am a scrapbooker and for me it’s all about documenting the little things.
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  17. Definitely my kids!
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  18. Naturally, my two young daughters, the most favorite moment is when they’re making faces at each other and not realizing I was snapping pictures.


  19. Other than my son, who is obviously my absolute favourite in all ways, I love to photograph pregnant mamas. There’s just something about them.
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