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Photography for Bloggers


Photography for Bloggers

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I remember as a small child getting a disposable camera and taking the pictures in literally an hour. I wanted to capture everything and it didn’t matter how minuscule the subject was. I also remember my Grandma having a Polaroid camera and we shook that pictures for dear life to make them hurry along (I am certain it didn’t work at all).


When I was a teenager I got a job at a local magazine and I LOVED doing photo editorials. It was definitely my thing and I enjoyed it so much. One of the best ones I ever covered was about our local Sheriff’s Office training for an active shooter incident should one arise in our area. It was so interesting and I used photos and information that I obtained during that event for college years later.


Blogging has brought a totally different type of photography to the forefront of my life. I chronicled a while back my love of photography but I want to talk about how I have branched out with my photos since that post was written as well.


When I take photographs for the blog I am always looking for inspiration from other photographers such as D. Scott Carruthers to see how they do things and how I can learn even more. I also search Pinterest and save things to my board Snapping Pics so that I can look back and study even more.


Taking photos of products definitely has its challenges from time to time and I find myself taking many many pictures before becoming satisfied with something I know that my readers and the clients will like. What I love most is when my boys get to be the product “models” and they always bring a light to the photography that just plain product pictures do not have.


Often I have my husband help me out with pictures for the blog too; yes we make it a family affair. He does a lot of clothing and jewelry features for me that I want to show things being used or worn. I also want to start incorporating some lifestyle photography on the blog which means he will be involved even more. I also let our 5 year old snap a few and often the photos you see of toys are from his point of view.


The point of this post is to let you guys know that I really am a person behind the lens and my family helps me to take great photos for the blog as well as the editing that goes on behind the scenes. I love that we can do this as a family and that we all get involved and love to see the great comments that the pictures receive on social media.


I can’t wait for our readers to watch my photography as well as my family pictures grow as we learn new techniques to share with everyone in the coming years. The only place to go is up from here!

Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 8 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

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