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2014 Knitting and Crochet Blog Week—Day 3: Experimental Photography and Image Handling for Bloggers


Day Three (Wednesday 14th May): Experimental Photography And Image Handling For Bloggers.
Every Year Knitting & Crochet Blog Week tries to feature at least one day where photography takes a key role, because it has been proven many times that what captures reader’s attention for the first few seconds to hopefully hold them long enough to invest the time to read your words is your pictures.

It is easy enough to fall into a routine of photographing your finished projects as is – clearly displayed, maybe from a few varying angles, and for a large part of the time these are what blog readers will expect to see, but every now and again it is good to throw in a picture that causes people to linger.

Refresh your skills at creating attention-grabbing pictures. Take your own creativity and run to your camera with your own ideas, or use these few easy ideas as a starting point:

Use a few background props – you will be amazed at what you can find around the house if you just pick a few items up without thinking too hard about it. These can be props that either add to the ‘story’ of the photograph or just chime well with the colours and style of the finished object.


Gray Sun Rising

Gray Sun Rising

(Daybreak Shawl + skyline of Minneapolis, Minnesota)

8 thoughts on “2014 Knitting and Crochet Blog Week—Day 3: Experimental Photography and Image Handling for Bloggers

  1. Cool, creative,clever


  2. Oh, very clever! I love it 🙂


  3. Excellent! I love it:)


  4. This is now what I’ll be watching for on my eastwards morning drive to the office. Should be less glaring in my eyes.


  5. I love this! Such a lovely concept.


  6. Ha, I had to do a double-take! Love it!


  7. Fabulous! Perfect match of pattern to subject.


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