You honestly don’t have to have the best of everything to succeed. Your determination, passion, and knowledge is the bit you do need.
What you can do though is to learn how to use what you do have to the best of its abilities. So search your phone on the internet and find how to use your camera. There are hundreds of posts out there about getting the most out of your camera phone. You can always upgrade to a fancy pants camera once you’re earning.
Try and use natural light whenever possible as its far more flattering than a flash-lit photo. Also, think about what you are taking a photo of. If it’s of scenery is there a path that your eye wants to follow or if people catch them naturally not starring goofy like at the camera.
The beauty of being gin the digital age is that you are no longer restricted to the 35 images that have to be sent away and then wait to be developed. Digital means you can snap away endlessly so do it. Don’t take just 1 photo, take 10, 20, 30. The more photos you take the more you will learn what composite makes ups good picture and what doesn’t work for you. You will also find your unique style.
You don’t need the expensive software either unless that’s the route you want to take. I use Picmonkey which is free to edit your photos.
Another secret gem is Canva. OMH this was such a game changer for me. Not only is it as easy as drag and drop, has lots of social media templates but it also has a very magical feature that will change your completed graphic to fit another social media template. Oh, and it’s free.
There are of course other online choices for getting you graphics bang on trend.
Chisel – has lots of photos you can use to add text to or use your own photos
Quozio – A simpler version of Chisel. Has about 20 backgrounds that you can add text or quotes too. Works really well on a smart phone or tablet.
Here are all the posts in this series so you pick and choose where to go next
What is a Successful blog
Deciding your niche
Domain and hosting
Sorting your categories and tags
Picking a platform
Choosing a theme
Must haves for your blog
What will readers want to read
Writing for your reader
Photos and graphics