May 31, 2017 Christina Snyder 10Comment

Last week we looked at Rule of Thirds, Rule of Odds, Balancing Elements, and Leading Lines in Part One of the Ultimate Guide to Elements of Composition for Photography. We discussed where to position your focal point when applying the Rule of Thirds, why odd numbers are more interesting to the eye than even, the two types of balance (symmetrical and asymmetrical), and how to utilize lines to draw the viewer’s eye to our subject matter. Today, we start Part two of the Ultimate Guide to Elements of Composition for Photography by exploring Patterns, Textures, and Background. And we will wrap up our…

May 22, 2017 Christina Snyder 19Comment

One of the first blogs I wrote was a basic guide to photography for website images that brushed over a few common elements of composition for photography. Today, I’m going to elaborate on 12 elements of composition for photography through a three-part series in efforts to help guide any aspiring photographers, DIY bloggers, and small business owners looking to save a dime by photographing their own product. Part One of the series will cover Rule of Thirds, Rule of Odds, Balancing Elements, and Leading Lines. Part Two will consist of Patterns, Textures, and Background. Last but not least, Part Three informs you on Depth,…

April 5, 2017 Christina Snyder 11Comment

  I previously wrote a post giving you some basic photography tips that would help you avoid using stock photos but sometimes you just need to use them. Everyone knows Shutterstock, iStock, and 123RF. So why not go there for the stock photos for your website? Because everyone goes there, which means everyone is searching the same database and utilizing the same or similar images. Personally, I like to stand out from the crowd.  So I’m going to try to offer you some sites outside of the box that I use on a weekly basis. And we not limit ourselves to just…

March 20, 2017 Christina Snyder 3Comment

  Professional web design balances your written content with visual features to keep your viewers interest.  In the past, business owners and designers would rely on the purchase of stock images, audio, and videos to achieve this. While this can get expensive fast, it was cheaper and more convenient than hiring a professional photographer. Current trends stray from stock images because it’s not a true representation of you or your business, it’s just a pretty picture.  Luckily, technology’s advancements have opened the doors to taking your own photography for website images. Personally, I’ve taken some pretty good formal and informal pictures with…