Monday, April 23, 2018

Photo Tips - What's The Secret To Those Glamour Shots

I think we all stop in our track when we see a picture that just speaks to us.  It could be one single thing or part of a room, but there is something about it that just says stunning - chic - amazing.   Now those in the know call them "Glamour Shots".  It can be about fashion, but the same term is used for decor and that is what I have been trying to learn.  We have some awesome bloggers that could rival any professional with how they style and take their pictures.  Every shot they share with us is a work of art.

This is a gorgeous "Glamour Shot" that just begs you to see more.  That is exactly what a "Glamour Shot" should do.

This is a shot of the full bathroom - see how the "Glamour Shot" grabs more of your attention than the full shot.


Karianne of Thistlewood Farm is the master of "Glamour Shots".  Here she shows a glamour/tease shot of the office in her home.  It again begs you to go see more.

This is another one she took inside her office. 
Dimples and Tangles is another one that takes some amazing "Glamour Shots".  This just screams look at me and don't you want to see more.
Monica Wants It is another blogger that constantly draws you in with her "Glamour Shots".
Sometimes a "Glamour Shot" is more than just a small vignette.  ZDesigns At Home took this gorgeous picture.  Still a "Glamour Shot" but also more of a glimpse into the whole room.
This is one that I took a few years ago of a glamour/tease shot of my coffee table.  This one shot has been pinned hundreds of times.   

Take a look at your pictures and see how you can take a shot of a portion of a room or vignette and create your own "Glamour Shot" that will create more traffic to your blog.

Don't forget how important it is to edit your pictures too.  Getting each picture as bright and sharp as you can is so easy to do and will definitely make them more interesting  - plus enlarge them so they fill your blog space properly.  A tiny picture no matter how pretty is not a good one.  If you use a point and shoot or iPhone as your camera you can still have great pictures. 

 I share a great tutorial for editing here.

 Same picture with the chandy light on - - look at the difference in the table - it looks orange and there is no depth to the picture.
                                        Everything looks "up front".

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  1. Great tips, Marty - and yes those ladies are so good at those "glamour shots"! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Yes! Great suggestions Marty!I am in the market for a new camera? Any suggestions? laura

    1. I have been looking too. I have only had a point and shoot all these years, I would love to have a good camera. I have been looking on Ebay at the Nikon D3100. It is an older camera, but one a lot of bloggers use and great starter camera for me. I am truly a beginner.

  3. Your photos are always beautiful. I am still in the learning stage with this on my blog! Maybe someday:)

  4. Hi Marty. I have a Sony cyber shot that I have had for years. It is basically a point and shoot type camera. I am thinking I need a new camera. I do not need anything fancy just something that will take good pictures. I always feel my camera has too much gray and does not capture the pretty in the pictures even with the White Balance turned on. I use Pic Monkey to edit but I still feel my pictures looks washed out with brightening them. What editing do you use for your pictures? I have used Pic Monkey for a long time.

  5. Great suggestions Marty. Even though I have a great camera and do my own editing, I'm not often very pleased with the results. I do think the right lighting makes all the difference. I also love Pic Monkey but also use the editing tools in Microsoft.


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  7. Thanks Marty, these are great tips!

  8. Those are great tips Marty. I will be featuring this tomorrow night at my Swing into Spring party.

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