Monthly Archives: September 2015

How to Take Portraits: Really Simple Tips


If a picture paints a thousand words, then you should know better to take the perfect portrait, lest those thousand words turn into undecipherable gibberish. People love posing for the camera, and if you, the budding photographer have been tasked to take somebody’s portrait, do remember the following simple tips:

Move the viewfinder in such a way that your subject isn’t smack right in the middle of the frame. That is simply boring. Put your subject a little off-center to make the picture more interesting.

It would also be good to have your subject tilt her head a bit, and not have her look straight into the lens as if you were taking mug shots of her. She could also slightly move her body to one side, so things won’t look so rigid.

Taking portraits is easy, as if you were a reincarnated Michelangelo painting his Mona Lisa.

Image courtesy of tuelekza at

Why add pictures to your blog posts

If a picture paints a thousand words, then one photograph will instantly fill out almost an entire blog page. Seriously, adding pictures to your blog posts can work wonders for your blog. Pictures add color to an otherwise drab blog post.

Some readers have short attention spans, so adding photos to your blog post will keep their interest. It would likewise be a good idea to spread out maybe 2 or 3 photos across a 600-word blog post, just to break down the paragraphs. It helps the reader get back to where he left off, if for instance he looks away from your post for an instant.


When looking for pictures to add to your blog post, do make sure that they’re relevant to the topic. You want your readers hooked, not laughing at you. Like when you write about the website – –  you should have a picture of a certain musical instrument in your blog post.

Related reading :

Photography as a SAHM Hobby
Simple Photography Subject #1: Children
Simple Photography Subject #2: Sunsets
Simple Photography Subject #3: Pets
Simple Photography Subject #4: Food
How to Take Portraits: Really Simple Tips
How to avoid camera shake
How to Take Great Shots Using Your Camera Phone
Tips on Buying a Point and Shoot Camera
Introduce your kids to photography