A bit of editing can go a long way towards making your photos more impressive before you publish them on your blog. In fact, you probably knew as much already, but may not be entirely sure how to start editing your photos and what changes need to be made.
Although each photo is unique and there is no ‘one size fits all’ template that you can use to edit them, there are a few simple editing tips that can be applied to most:
1. Improve the composition by cropping it
Generally, you won’t want to upload your photos in the form that you captured them, and will typically want to crop and resize them to fit the space on your blog that they’re going to be published. But cropping represents a far bigger opportunity and you should take advantage of it to reframe your video and improve its composition.
The easiest way to do that is by using the rule of thirds as a guide. If you enable the grid in your editor and position the subject and elements by aligning them on it, your composition will look more balanced and aesthetically appealing.
2. Make the colors vivid by adjusting the saturation – slightly
One way to make the photos on your blog seem more alive and help them to grab people’s attention is to make their colors more vivid. That can be done by simply increasing the saturation slightly.
The one exception to this option is if your colors are already vivid – in which case you may want to decrease the saturation instead. On top of that, it can help to adjust the other color settings and white balance the photo as well.
3. Apply filters as color grading
Arguably the easiest way to edit photos nowadays is to take advantage of the filters found in most editors. The range that is available will vary from editor to editor, but you should have at least a few options available to you.
Initially, you should look for filters that can act as a way to color grade your photos. In fact, it would be best to select a few filters that you want to use for specific tones and apply them consistently across the images on your blog. That will make them part of the blog’s visual brand.
The tips described above can be used in practically any photo editor, and most will have the features that you require. For example, you may want to try Movavi Photo Editor (https://www.movavi.com/photo-editor/) if you’re looking for an option that is user-friendly.
Overall you should find it a whole lot easier to start editing photos for your blog if you follow the tips outlined above. However not only are they easy options to use, but they will also have a big impact on your photos and help to make them look much more impressive.
If you want you can always make further improvements to your blog’s photos, and use the tips above as a foundation to guide them.