1.I'm not a photographer - Why should I take photographs
2. Everything is content
"Just had a lovely coffee in Suas, brainstroming my next photo project!"
"Happy Easter :) from Gary Collins Photography"
"Working on some timelapse photography at the Cliffs of Moher, make sure to stay tuned for results"
"All set up for our first #weddingfair, make sure to pop by and say hello"
While these are all random shots, they still relate back to my business as a photographer.
3. User Generated
A great example of this is the Wild Atlantic Way Facebook page. We can even see our own West Coast Cycle Tours appear on their page (also good advertising for them).
5. Lighting & Focus
6. Rule of Thirds
Not only this – but it also gives you four ‘lines’ that are also useful positions for elements in your photo. These can include your logo, a graphic or a message.
7. Change your angles
8. Image Sizes
9. Watermark / Personalise you images
10. Optimize for search engines
Name your images in descriptive plain english e.g Engagement_Photography_Clare_001.jpg instead of AoifeandGary00032.jpg
Reduce the file size - Any longer than a three second wait and customers begin to move.
Look at google suggestions to help in your choice of keywords
Bonus - Make images shareable
Canva - Templates available for various social media platforms. These are already size obtimised.
GIMP - A free tool for image manipulation, retouching, resizing, watermarking. Very user friendly and many tutorials available online.
PicMonkey - Free software for image manipulation and creation
Pixlr - online photo editor, very user friendly and free of charge
Photoshop - While everyone is familiar with the term "photoshop" it can be quiet daunting. I have linked to the free iphone version which has alot of the full version capabilities. GIMP is the free alternative to the full photoshop package.