9 Simple Photo Editing Tips for Awesome Blog Photos

You all know how important images are, right? It’s the first thing we see and usually what makes us get interested or push us away. In the Blogging world, photos are {besides the content itself and SEO} the most important aspect of our content. Especially when it comes to social media. When you are on Pinterest, you don’t pin a dark, dull and bad composed picture to your boards. You just scroll down and keep going. I bet you don’t even actually see those pictures because they don’t pup up. I do see them because while I’m surfing the net, besides looking for inspiration, I also look for new ways to compose my photos. Today I’m sharing 9 simple photo editing tips so you can create awesome blog photos.

9 Simple Photo Editing Tips for Awesome Blog Photos

9 Simple Photo Editing Tips for Awesome Blog Photos

If you are a blogger, you know what I’m talking about. Either if you are starting or a established blogger, you know how important your photos are. Of course most of us, when we started, we didn’t really know much about what was the deal so we just took pictures with our phones or compact camera and uploaded to our posts. Am I close?

The problem is not really the camera itself, is more about how you take your photos and then how you edit them.

You see…

The biggest mistake we can make is to use the photos just like they come out of the camera or phone. I mean, for blogging purposes. Especially when you are a food blogger, every photo needs some touches and love so they get more attractive. A dish can be mouthwatering but a bad photo can disgust people and drive them away. I know because I’ve been there. You have no idea how  really bad were my photos from my first posts and Oh boy! I so need to update those. I also have been driven away from a post because of the photos.

So, please, if you are a blogger, don’t under-estimate, not for a second, the importance of your blog’s photos. Before you even think of understanding techy stuff, go for a how to take photos and how to edit your photos first.


In this post I’m not going to teach how to take photos because that would take a really long post and also probably a series of posts. What I want to give you is some really important but simple photo editing tips so your photos will look amazing. I’ll also share a couple tips for while you are taking your photos that I think will make a huge difference while you are editing them.

Of course, editing doesn’t fix composition, styling or the choice of colors and props on your setup. Again, that’s a conversation for another time. Editing will help you make your already well taken photos stand out and get a lot of eyes on them.

So let’s get to it!

While taking the photos Tips


Yes. ONLY NATURAL LIGHT. Even if you have fancy lighting equipment, you can never beat the power of natural light. I know there are great ways to make awesome photos with artificial light, but believe me Sun/Day light has that something that can be beaten. It’s also good to make the light come from sides or slightly diagonal to back. This creates great looking photos.


A light bouncer can be bought or simply made with some foam board. I specially like white bouncer or white foam board. This will help you fill the subject with enough light so you won’t get those hard shadows. You can use one, or two, or as many as you think will work best. Unless of course the main purpose of your photo IS actually those high contrast, dark{ish} styling.


Yes pleaseeee. Especially if where you are, there is not enough light. The camera probably will need slow shooter speed and no matter how still you can be, the image will still have some blur in it. Most importantly, since the ideal is to shoot with no more than 400 ISO, the tripod becomes your best friend to get a sharp and crisp photo.

Ok so, while Editing, Photo Editing Tips

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I have 4 Lovely Comments, I would love to have yours... on 9 Simple Photo Editing Tips for Awesome Blog Photos

  1. avatar
    Kayleigh says:
    September 14, 2016

    Great advice, all. Thanks for sharing!

    • avatar
      Camila says:
      September 16, 2016

      Thank you so much, hope it helps you!!!

  2. avatar
    Kathy says:
    August 28, 2016

    Hi Camila, thanks for the tips! Do you use Lightroom to edit your photos? I’m in the process of starting a blog and am doing as much research as possible. Your blogger resources are very helpful!

    • avatar
      Camila says:
      August 28, 2016

      Hi Kathy,

      I have used it a lot. I worked many years for an advertising agency and I used all the Adobe Apps. I’m by far a fan of Adobe. However I prefer Photoshop for photo editing if I have to choose. It will depend on what tool you are more comfortable with using. You can download them from Adobe site and use their trials for photoshop and Lightroom and if any of them makes you happy you can think about purchasing a license. Other cheaper option is PicMonkey which gives you pretty much all you need to make your photos stand out and apply the tips I shared here.

      I’m glad my resources helped you and if you have any questions about something I’m not sharing, don’t hesitate to ask either here on my FB page.


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