Thank you to everyone who attended our April 13 #IBAChat “How to Create Killer Blog Images.” We discussed the use of stock photography as well as tips for improving your own photography. Our lively discussion this week led us to create a brand new Instagram Challenge; #BetterPics! (Keep reading for more information)
Here are the great tips from our chat:
For the full transcript, click here. Or check out our slideshow.
Please join us this Wednesday, April 13 at 12 EDT for “How to Create the Perfect About Page.”
We’ll discuss all the necessary elements to include so your blog will stand out to both readers and brands!
If you haven’t ever joined a Twitter party/chat, it’s easy. Just type “IBAChat into your Twitter search window and follow along.
See you this Wednesday!
#BetterPics Instagram Challenge
Stock Photography is great for many niches, but if you blog about recipes, crafts, DIY or travel most readers will expect you to use your own photos.
During the Twitter Chat we also decided to challenge ourselves to work on our photography skills this week with an Instagram Challenge.
From April 14th until April 21st, 2016 share a picture every day using the hashtags #IBAbloggers AND #BetterPics to participate.
The rules are: You’ll get 1 point per day you share a picture. The member with most points will have their most popular image (the one with more likes and comments together) featured on our Instagram account on April 22nd, 2016.
Also the image with the most number of likes and comments will be featured on the same day.
In other words, promotion is the magic word!
Photography Posts on the IBA Blog
In case you want some more Photography tips, we have the following posts on the IBA Blog to help you:
- Beautiful Blog Images Made Easy with Pablo
- The Ultimate Blogger’s Guide to Stock Photos
- The 8 Best Sources for Public Domain Photos
- How to Watermark Your Photo with PicMonkey
- How to Get Creative on Instagram While Promoting Your Blog
- 6 Food Photography Tips: Make Your Photos Good Enough To Eat!
Morgan from Motherhood by Morgan has these tips on her blog:
6 tips for Taking Better Pictures of Your Kids from the Professionals
If you have any photography posts on your own site, feel free to share them in this thread only on the IBA Members Board. Normally we only share posts from our individual sites in the IBA Share Group (click and request to join the group if you aren’t already a member).