June 29th is National Camera Day! Make some time to take photos for future use in your social media posts! Having a library of stock photos you own is not only budget-wise, it makes your posts unique and it’s fun!
A photo of even the simplest things can be turned into an image that you can apply to your business with some photo app filters, text, a quote and your logo. Street signs against a bright blue sky. Still life. Nature. Animals. Silhouettes of people. When you take the photo you might not even know how you’ll use it.
A few tips for better social media photos:
- Keep in mind good photo composition – including the rule of thirds.
- Use color to add visual interest, either with the subject matter itself, or with a photo app’s filter options. A photo app I like is DeluxeFX.
- Take a variety of shots – portrait, landscape, square – and consider taking them in such a way that you have the flexibility to crop them later if you want to. If you’re not handy with Photoshop, there are online tools you can use to crop and resize your images.
- If people’s faces are visible, be sure you have their permission to use their photo, ideally in writing.