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Does photography intimidate you? Are you overwhelmed by all of the technical aspects of photography? Getting great pinnable Pinterest images doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Interior designer and blogger, Hilary Walker, shares some basic photography tips that can help us photography newbies get great images with a smart phone, a few apps and some basic photography tips.
Getting great images to use on Pinterest is something that I’m often asked about. In fact, it was one of the topics that I covered in a podcast episode I recently recorded with Michael Stelzner from Social Media Examiner. Click here to listen to that episode of the Social Media Marketing Podcast. I have learned A LOT from Social Media Examiner and the Social Media Marketing Podcast you should check them out.
Big thanks to Michael for inviting me onto the show!
In this episode:
Hilary and I chat about some of the basic concepts of photography including exposure, composition, color and contrast.
Here are some images from Hilary that display some of the concepts we discussed
Color (love the pops of red and gold):
By experimenting with your smart phone camera, you can really get some great images. Here are a couple of quick videos to show you tips about exposure and depth of field.
Depth of field
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Afterlight (for iPhone)
- Afterlight (for Android)
- VSCO Cam
- Photoshop Elements
- iPhone lens
- Tips on creating pinnable images blog post
Connect with Hilary:
- Hilary Inspired
- “Our Style Stories” Facebook (where the pre-launch is happening)
- Mailing list for “Our Style Stories” (for those that want to hear about the launch first)