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Are Blog Pictures Important?

As a blogger, the quality of your content is something you should pay attention to if you would like to grow your blog. Your content doesn’t only include your blog posts but it also includes your pictures. Not everyone has a camera, let alone an expensive DSLR camera! I would never say to invest in a professional camera in order to have a successful blog, you might need a camera in order to have a successful Instagram account but for your blog – that’s not really the case.

In today’s post, I wanted to share my thoughts on whether you need beautiful and good quality pictures in order to grow your blog. The short answer to that question is it completely depends on your personal preference. Some bloggers would say you would absolutely need to focus on the quality of your pictures whereas others would say, it doesn’t really matter. Without further ado, let’s jump into the post!

En tant que blogueur, vous devez faire attention à la qualité de votre contenu si vous souhaitez développer votre blog. Votre contenu n’inclut pas seulement vos articles de blog, mais il comprend également vos photos. Tout le monde n’a pas d’appareil photo, encore moins un appareil photo reflex numérique coûteux ! Je ne dirais jamais d’investir dans un appareil photo professionnel pour avoir un blog réussi, vous pourriez avoir besoin d’un appareil photo pour avoir un compte Instagram réussi mais pour votre blog – ce n’est pas vraiment le cas.

Dans l’article d’aujourd’hui, je voulais partager mes réflexions sur la question de savoir si vous avez besoin de belles images de bonne qualité pour développer votre blog. La réponse courte à cette question est que cela dépend entièrement de vos préférences personnelles. Certains blogueurs diront que vous devrez absolument vous concentrer sur la qualité de vos photos alors que d’autres diront que cela n’a pas vraiment d’importance. Sans plus tarder, passons à la publication !

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IT COMPLETELY DEPENDS ON YOUR NICHE

As I said previously, I personally think it completely depends on your niche. For instance, if your content is more focused on the visual aspect such as pictures then you definitely need to work on your photography skills. Note that you don’t need an expensive camera, your phone camera can do the same job.

If your content is focused on your writing and you don’t really need to use any pictures then you of course, don’t need to focus on pictures. Another thing that’s worth mentioning is the theme of your blog. The theme you use plays a huge part when it comes to the visual aspect of your blog. If your theme is completely focused on images then you definitely have to focus on the quality of the pictures you use.

Comme je l’ai dit précédemment, je pense personnellement que cela dépend complètement de votre créneau. Par exemple, si votre contenu est davantage axé sur l’aspect visuel comme les images, vous devez absolument travailler vos compétences en photographie. Notez que vous n’avez pas besoin d’un appareil photo coûteux, l’appareil photo de votre téléphone peut faire le même travail.

Si votre contenu est axé sur votre écriture et que vous n’avez pas vraiment besoin d’utiliser d’images, vous n’avez bien sûr pas besoin de vous concentrer sur les images. Une autre chose qui mérite d’être mentionnée est le thème de votre blog. Le thème que vous utilisez joue un rôle important dans l’aspect visuel de votre blog. Si votre thème est entièrement axé sur les images, vous devez absolument vous concentrer sur la qualité des images que vous utilisez.

Related: The Best Blog Niches To Gain Traffic & Make Money

 

YOU CAN USE FREE STOCK IMAGES

Don’t forget that you can still use free stock images if you think that you need to use good quality pictures for your blog/blog posts. Once again, it completely depends on your niche and the topics you write about. If you are writing a review about a specific product then you will obviously need to show and take pictures of the product in question. However, if your blog post isn’t about a specific product then you can get away by using free stock pictures.

Would I recommend to only use stock images for your blog? Not really. As time pass, you need to establish your own identity as a blogger and that includes your branding. One of your branding elements is photography which are your pictures. Taking your own pictures will not only help you stand out from the crowd but it will also help other people recognise your branding & blog.

N’oubliez pas que vous pouvez toujours utiliser des images de stock gratuites si vous pensez que vous devez utiliser des images de bonne qualité pour vos articles de blog/blog. Encore une fois, cela dépend entièrement de votre créneau et des sujets sur lesquels vous écrivez. Si vous écrivez un avis sur un produit spécifique, vous devrez évidemment montrer et prendre des photos du produit en question. Cependant, si votre article de blog ne concerne pas un produit spécifique, vous pouvez vous en sortir en utilisant des images gratuites.

Est-ce que je recommanderais de n’utiliser que des images de stock pour votre blog ? Pas vraiment. Au fil du temps, vous devez établir votre propre identité en tant que blogueur et cela inclut votre image de marque. L’un de vos éléments de marque est la photographie qui sont vos images. Prendre vos propres photos vous aidera non seulement à vous démarquer de la foule, mais cela aidera également les autres personnes à reconnaître votre image de marque et votre blog.

Related: The Ultimate List To The Best Free Styled Stock Photography

 

EDITING APPS ARE YOUR BEST FRIENDS

As I mentioned previously, your phone camera is as good as a professional camera. Remember that it’s not the camera that takes the pictures but you. Editing apps are your best friends in this instance! You don’t have to purchase paid apps in order to edit your pictures, there are so many great free photo editing apps.

Don’t forget that you can use multiple apps to edit your pictures, you don’t have to use only one app. Have a browse through the App Store, download the apps that you find interesting and play around with them. You can never find the app(s) that you like without checking every single one of them (obviously you don’t have to check every single one of them but make sure to browse through the App Store).

Comme je l’ai mentionné précédemment, l’appareil photo de votre téléphone est aussi bon qu’un appareil photo professionnel. N’oubliez pas que ce n’est pas l’appareil photo qui prend les photos mais vous. Les applications d’édition sont vos meilleurs amis dans ce cas ! Vous n’avez pas besoin d’acheter des applications payantes pour éditer vos photos, il existe de nombreuses applications de retouche photo gratuites.

N’oubliez pas que vous pouvez utiliser plusieurs applications pour éditer vos photos, vous n’êtes pas obligé d’utiliser une seule application. Parcourez l’App Store, téléchargez les applications que vous trouvez intéressantes et jouez avec elles. Vous ne pouvez jamais trouver la ou les applications que vous aimez sans vérifier chacune d’entre elles (évidemment, vous n’avez pas à vérifier chacune d’entre elles, mais assurez-vous de parcourir l’App Store).

Related: 5 Apps You Need To Edit Your Instagram Pictures


Thank you so much for reading! – xo N

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  1. Since I don’t do the photo series anymore; Filterstorm Neue was the one I used primarily and it’s free if I recall correctly. It has a bit of a learning curve but it’s the best one of the 5-6 I’d alternate around. Reviews are mixed (learning curve and iOS issues with updates) if you get good with it you can do a lot with it.

    1. It cost a little bit, but there’s no ads or subscription fee.. etc.

      I thought Neue was free but the others were for a fee.. with them.. avoid those because they don’t do much other than cost money.
      (Just a suggestion because you seem the type to like to play on your phone and design if you get bored which is why I had it.)

  2. I love that you mentioned the free stock photos and editing apps. We can get caught up trying to do everything ourselves that it can become overwhelming. By taking advantage of the resources around us we can mitigate some of that.

  3. The sheer number of photos I have from the years I write about usually cover my posts. A bit of privacy, removal of metadata and downsizing helps with size but you’re onto something here!

  4. I prefer personal photos over paying for pre-made ones, regardless of how picture perfect the freebies and paid photos are. In the end, I will always opt for a photo I took myself, even if it’s not as photogenic as the ones I could be using.

    I reuse photos a lot, but they’re ones I used in previous blog posts that I took myself. I have no issue with reusing a photo. When I first started blogging I used free images. A LOT. I stopped because everyone started doing this, and soon after I kept seeing these “free” photos on other blog posts that I was guilty of using myself!

    1. Reusing pictures is actually a great idea! I don’t think people talk about that often and it’s definitely not something bad at all. I’ve seen a lot of bloggers do it and I’ve even done it myself!

      I can definitely understand what you’re saying, most of the times some “free” pictures are used pretty much everywhere and anywhere so it doesn’t look as unique and original anymore. Thank you so much for reading gorgeous ❤️

  5. When i started my blog i had no idea about images or how to use them.. now i am starting to use some in each post but feel like i still have a lot to learn. This post definitely helped make things clearer for me, thank you!

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