There are two very important aspects to blogging. One is writing, and the second is pictures. To have a successful post, I have found that you need quality, eye catching photos, paired with gripping, interesting writing to reel the readers in. It’s a simple concept and it might seem obvious, but when it comes down to publishing a post, it’s a lot harder than it looks!
Up until recently, I was frustrated and embarrassed by most of my posts because the pictures didn’t do them justice or didn’t… pop enough. My photos didn’t match the same quality as my writing and ideas. I have come to find out, that just like writing, mastering photography takes more than just having an expensive tool. You need to have an interesting subject, great lighting, and what I recently learned: a helpful backdrop.
Most of the subjects of my photos lately have been of items set up against a backdrop. Not only has these backdrops been moveable (to help catch the light perfectly), but they’ve made my pictures crisper, cleaner, bolder, and much more professional looking. I’ve been using two large styrofoam white boards as my backdrops and I couldn’t be more pleased. With one as the base, and one for the background, it gives my items a solid, smooth, clean surrounding that has made my photos that much better.
I’ve been kind of bored of the plain white boards lately though, and decided this past weekend to spice things up a bit. I grabbed extra boards, wrapping/tissue paper, scissors, and invisible tape, and got to work!
I took each board and made them burst with color and flare. I actually had a blast creating the styles and concept for each one and piecing them together. It was the perfect way to spend a productive afternoon, and I’m in with love the results. I’m so excited to use these boards in the future for my photoshoots and make them that much more fun!