Photography is a wonderful thing! Pictures are fun to take, and they’re also fun to look at. I call that a win-win! And people these days take a lot of pictures! We’ve got pretty decent cameras right on our cellphones, so why not use them? Instagram is easily one of the most popular forms of social media.
But, there are still people who don’t take their own blog photos, despite probably taking multiple pictures a day. If you are one of those people, here is a list of five reasons why you should be.
IT PROVIDES A NICE AESTHETIC
Pictures make your blog prettier. REALLY. They can spice up even the plainest of layouts, plus showcase your photography skills in one go.
IT’S A GREAT WAY TO CATCH SOMEONE’S EYE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Say you’re on Tumblr, and you’re scrolling through text post after text post, and suddenly, there it is! A beautiful, bookish photo, just sitting there. And, //gasp, there is a link to a blog with more of these beautiful photos.
IT’S A GREAT WAY TO SHOWCASE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS
You can just squish all your favorite books into one picture! Isn’t that handy? Plus, when people ask what your favorite book is, you can just shove the picture in their face and waltz away.
IT HELPS IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
My photography skills have improved in leaps and bounds since I started taking photos for my blog. Why? Because I have to take a lot of them. The vast majority of photos I take will never see the light of the internet! They will just rot away on the computer’s hard drive. FOREVER.
But the good part about this is, is that the photos you do see are way better than the ones I used to take. I’m constantly improving! And you would, too.
Because you get to tell people that the totally awesome photo that someone saw on your blogs and adores is yours!
BONUS: HELPFUL PHOTOGRAPHY LINKS
Alyssa @ The Devil Orders Takeout gives a step by step guide on how to take an awesome bookish photo!
Amanda @ Nellie and Co tell you how to prepare for a photography shoot, plus list 50 props!
Alexandra @ Twirling Pages tells you how to take book photos like a queen!
and, Cait @ Paper Fury tells you how to edit your bookish photos, using PicMonkey!
So tell me, oh little blogglings, do you guys take your own photos? If not, do you plan to start? Do you have any totally fantastic plans for this weekend?