One of the elements that can really lift a blog is to include images in your posts.
The benefits of having great images on your blog are many, and include:
- drawing RSS readers into your blog: a great image will stand out in your feed and make them take notice
- drawing in readers from social media: particularly sites like Pinterest and StumbleUpon which are very image focused
- giving your readers a visual point of interest: this can both get them to read your post but also draw them deeper into your article if you place your images down the page at strategic points
- illustrating your points: a good image can help your readers to understand a point you’re making
- higher converting reviews/affiliate promotions: a good image of a product you’re reviewing can be all the difference between someone taking action or not
- images make your readers “feel” something about your blog and will often evoke emotion.
Images can be sourced from many places, but in my opinion the best source of images is your very own camera. Your own images will be unique and personal and can really add a lot to your blog.
Most digital cameras on the market today are capable of amazing photography. However most people just don’t know how to harness the power in their hands and rarely take creative control over their camera, leaving it in Auto mode.
Over at Digital Photography School we’ve put together a bundle of 3 eBooks that will help you to understand your camera and get creative control of your images. And for the next few days only they are 48% off their normal price.
The bundle is our best-selling Photo Nuts series and will give you:
- Photo Nuts and Bolts: a comprehensive look at how your camera works and how to get it out of Auto mode. Written in everyday language, so you’ll have many “Aha!” moments with this ebook.
- Photo Nuts and Shots: techniques and tools to get creative control over your camera. Building upon Bolts, this ebook will help you to get creative control and start taking the shots your camera is capable of!
- Photo Nuts and Bolts: a guide to post processing your images. Again this builds upon Bolts and Shots which teach you to take the best shots possible to show you how to process those shots to take them to the next level. This guide comes with some great video instruction too.
By themselves, each of these ebooks is a great guide to different elements of photography. But together they are a little library of ebooks that has the power to transform the images you’re taking. They’re written by Aussie photographer Neil Creek and have helped thousands of beginner to intermediate photographers to make significant improvements to their shots.
I think they’re an ideal guide for all bloggers.
Get them today at 48% off the normal price as part of our 12 Days of Christmas Promotion at dPS (there are also some other great deals on offer this week).
Note: I’m also excited this week to announce that our iPhone Photography ebook (which is another great resource for bloggers) has just been released for Kindle over at Amazon. Check it out here.