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61 Comments

  1. Trine @ Creative Pink Butterfly
    August 11, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    Thank for an excellent post! I keep on forgetting to take my photos in a good light and I am not good at editing. So I really need to improve my photos so your article really came in handy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Jann Newton
      August 11, 2013 @ 9:26 am

      Thanks Trine! I’m glad it was helpful.

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  2. Victoria Osborn (@CreativeHomeKPR)
    August 11, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing! I think we have the same camera ๐Ÿ™‚ It is so encouraging to read others share that they don’t have a fancy camera, yet they can still take some great pictures too. I really loved these tips. I have been looking for ways to improve my photos with my little camera so this came at the perfect time!

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    • Jann Newton
      August 11, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

      Thanks Victoria, it’s a good little camera isn’t it?

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  3. Patrica
    August 11, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

    Thanks for this post and the really good information. i have to get a piece of poster board it would help me so much. I don’t have a fancy camera either and my biggest problem is the poor lighting in my house. You have some good tips that will help. Found this from Sew Many Ways linky party

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    • Jann Newton
      August 11, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

      Thanks Patricia! Hopefully the foam board should help with your lighting issues.

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  4. Sian
    August 11, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    These are really helpful tips. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Kristina & Millie
    August 11, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

    Great suggestions! Will definately follow this advice in my blog photos – which do need help lol. New follower from the link up @ market yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Jann Newton
    August 11, 2013 @ 7:50 pm

    Thanks Sian!

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  7. Elena
    August 12, 2013 @ 12:11 am

    Very helpful tips. Thanks Jann! I am obsessed with Pic Monkey. Oh and I follow you on bloglovin too =)

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    • Jann Newton
      August 12, 2013 @ 8:53 am

      Thanks Elena! Yes, PicMonkey is great!

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  8. Lisa Northcutt
    August 12, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    Thank you so much for this blogpost. This is something I need to work on on my blog!

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  9. Mrs. Sarah Coller
    August 12, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    These are great ideas, Jann, thank you!

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  10. thecaualcraftlete
    August 12, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    Thanks for sharing these tips, Jann! I definitely need help when it comes to taking photos.

    Katie @thecasualcraftlete.com

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  11. Sarah
    August 12, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

    Thanks so much for such a great post! I’m a new blogger and new to this whole “pin-worthy” picture business. These are some great tips that are act actually quite doable for me! I can start implementing these tips right away! Thank you!

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    • Jann Newton
      August 13, 2013 @ 8:10 am

      Thanks Sarah! Yes, the whole “pinworthy” thing can be a little intimidating.

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  12. Danielle
    August 12, 2013 @ 11:59 pm

    Thanks so much for the tips, I also have a point and shoot and find it hard to get good photos, these tips are really helpful! I found you over at Sugar Bee Crafts link party! Thanks for the help!!
    Danielle

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  13. Jann Newton
    August 13, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    Thanks Danielle, I’m glad it was helpful!

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  14. Tammy
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:03 am

    Great photo tips. I think I need to try Picmonkey. I keep hearing good things about it.

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  15. Jann Newton
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Thanks Tammy! Yes, try out PicMonkey, I think you’ll like it.

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  16. Jamie Koenig
    August 13, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    Thank You for sharing this post. We do alot of our photos for our blog, and follow alot of theses rules. I didnt realise about the clutter though so learn something new every time.

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  17. Alma @ A Conquered Mess
    August 13, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

    These are great tips! I’m a beginner so I need all I can get lol have a nice evening ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Teresa
    August 13, 2013 @ 5:22 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing! I haven’t gotten the hang of taking great blog pictures yet, but your article will definitely help get me there!

    I came over from Fluster’s Creative Muster link party!

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  19. Megan Chamberlin
    August 13, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

    Thanks for the tips! The visuals are really helpful, and now I want your pillow! Haha!

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  20. Corinna Ashley
    August 13, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    Fantastic tips! The cookie picture really says it all. I cannot remember which blogger turned me onto picmonkey but it really does make all the difference. THANK YOU for the advice! I look forward to working with them ๐Ÿ™‚

    XO

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  21. mcmillenwrites
    August 14, 2013 @ 6:45 am

    Thank you! This is something I really need to work on!

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  22. Sharon
    August 14, 2013 @ 7:42 am

    Thank you, these are great tips – Sharon stopping by from Works for Me Wednesday

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  23. Wanda
    August 14, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    Awesome tips!! Thank you! And I love those chocolate crinkle cookies!

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  24. Teresa Ann
    August 14, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    Great tips! In addition to the headline I was pulled to the story by the photo of the camera because that is the kind of digital camera I have, except I find I take better photos with my iPhone.

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  25. Susan
    August 14, 2013 @ 9:57 am

    Thank you for the tips. Simple and logical but I didn’t think to do them!

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  26. Danielle
    August 14, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    Great tips!! =) Thanks for sharing them at the Pinterest Power Party!

    Happy Wednesday!

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  27. Rhonda @Wine-y-Wife
    August 14, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    I always need reminding and some good basic tips. Thanks.

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  28. Theresa
    August 14, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

    Thanks for sharing these great tips! My photo skills could always use improvement. After reading this list, I am going to work on finding great lighting in our home, and more creative composition. Thanks again!

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  29. QMM
    August 14, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    Thanks for some great tips.

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  30. [email protected] Corner
    August 14, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

    thanks for these tips,they are really helpful!
    I specially like the tip 1 and the tip about square shape cropping….

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  31. Mel
    August 14, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    I really love that you’re using a point and shoot and smart phone, I do too and these are fab tips thank you for sharing them, I really need help with my pics.

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  32. Angel
    August 14, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

    Hi Jann
    This is a wonderful post. Photos are not my strong point. Thanks for sharing this information.
    Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel

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  33. Miranda @ Someday Crafts
    August 14, 2013 @ 11:01 pm

    Fabulous tips! I always forget about making the first picture a square – I need to remember that more often! Thanks for linking up at Whatever Goes Wednesday!

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  34. Katie @I stay home for this
    August 15, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    Thank you for this. This post is so timely. One of my favorite parts of my blog is the pictures. I am getting better with each post but I can use all of the advice I can get. Thanks again. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Katie

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    • Katie @I stay home for this
      August 15, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

      Oh, and Picmonkey is so much fun!!

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  35. Selene Galindo
    August 15, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

    I love these tips!! Makes so much sense! Thank you!

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  36. seehubbycook
    August 16, 2013 @ 6:43 am

    Thanks for the tips! Call me silly, but I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to use foam board with a fabric background. “Do I staple it on? Do I clip it?” Dur….I drape it and have the folded side against the table.

    This is why we need people like you who can explain the simple things to those of us who are trying to over-complicate it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sanity can be had again!

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  37. Gardenchef's Needle and Pen
    August 16, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    Great tips! Pinning this! Hopping from A creative princess link up. Thank you!

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  38. Lori
    August 16, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

    I just invested in a good camera, and my family is headed to the beach for a week. Lots of time to practice taking beautiful pictures. Thanks for the tips. I hadn’t heard some of them before ๐Ÿ™‚

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  39. Sandra Henslee
    August 17, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    Thanks for your ideas. Reading them in a clear, easy to use way like this is great!

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  40. Lauren @ Mom Home Guide
    August 17, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

    Great tips! From now on, I’ll make my photos square, do they don’t get chopped up for linky parties. Good tips!

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  41. Marilyn
    August 17, 2013 @ 8:54 pm

    What great tips! Good photos are definitely part of a successful post and we’re always trying to increase our photo quality. Thanks for sharing at the Project Stash

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  42. marlin
    August 19, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

    What a helpful tips !! I have a hard time to take a good pictures. I will definitely try your tips ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you so much for sharing this !

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  43. Tammy
    August 23, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    I loved this so much, I picked it as a feature for our Top 10 from the Monday Pin It Hop #21 at Pursuit of Functional Home. Check it out at tammypstafford.blogspot.com. Great tips! Thanks for pinning with us.

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  44. Kathy Moody
    August 24, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing the awesome post with us at A Bouquet of Talent!! It has another top view tonight at the party!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hugs
    Kathy

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      August 24, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

      That’s great Kathy. Its been one of my most popular posts – perhaps because someone else wrote it ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Jann from Newton Custom Interiors
        August 24, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

        Wow, I am overwhelmed from all of your kind comments! I’m so glad I could share this post with all of you. Deby, thanks again for the opputunity. By the way, I LOVE your posts!

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  45. Amy
    August 24, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    This was excellent information! I especially liked the visuals as to how you set up the shots. Thanks!

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  46. FABBY
    August 24, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

    Awesome post Jann…thank you somuch for these amazing tips on photography! I specially liked how one’s got to set up a pic and the natural light part, as I do tend to put the flash on no matter what light, LOL! You were featured at Bouquet of Talent, is where I saw you! Thanks tons!!!
    FABBY

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  47. Amberly Steele
    September 18, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    Great info! New to blogging and I was wondering why everyone’s photos look so fab!!! THANKS!

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  48. Brittnay
    July 3, 2014 @ 7:40 am

    Thank you for the great tips! I am new to blogging and was looking for this exact info to help make my pictures that much better!

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  49. Pam
    October 4, 2015 @ 2:42 pm

    Just ran across this on Pinterest after spending the better part of this afternoon experimenting with a new setup for my blog photos. There are a few tips here I didn’t think of and can’t wait to try!

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