Welcome to Boost Your Blog in 100 Days! I’m so excited you have chosen to take this journey with me and my dear challenge hostesses! I hope to get to meet you a little bit along the way via facebook, twitter, pinterest, and your blogs. My goal for this 100 days is to spruce up our blogs together and kick our usage and understanding of Social Media into high gear.
Today starts Challenge 7- Photo Tips! Your hostess for the next 10 days will be ME right here on Something 2 Offer along with 2 wonderful guest host tutorials! Be sure to check out each day’s photo tips to learn and grow with photography!
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Over the next 10 days we’ll be working on our pictures. From learning which photo editing software is right for you to how to create your own home studio. We’ll prepare our pictures so we can pin them and share them on our social media channels while completing daily photo challenges.
Watermarking your Photos
Photography theft is common. Too many bloggers and even MAGAZINES steal images and content. While we’ll address how to properly cite a photo later on today we’ll focus on how to protect your pictures if they’re cough stolen cough.. shared.
While it is possible to remove a watermark it takes effort. Most photo thieves do not want to take the effort…which is why they’re stealing in the first place. So protect your pictures by making sure they are watermarked. You’ll watermark an image by adding your logo.
If you don’t have a logo simply add your blog’s name (text) to the image. And, keep it closer to the action without making it become a distraction. While I tend to put my logo in the white space it’s NOT a good idea and something I’m actively working to remedy.
Today’s HomeWork Assignment:
Go through all your blog’s pictures and add your watermark. Start with the newest AND the most popular. Be sure to keep your original pictures too. You never want to affect the original image.
If you don’t know how to add a watermark here are some tutorials by others. I personally use PicMonkey & Ipiccy so I can’t vouch for the photoshop.
How to watermark photos with Ipiccy
Tutorial: Claim Your Artistry by Adding a Watermark
Creating a Watermark in Photoshop
How to Watermark Multiple Pictures in Photoshop CS6
Follow Thaleia @ Something2Offer’s board photo tips & ideas on Pinterest.
Come back over the next 9 days for more fabulous photo tips from me, Honey, Tracy & Emma.
Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
I’ve put my blog name in most of my main images, but I think I’m in that unique spot where my pictures are of lesser quality and not really worth stealing. 😉
I know that this is something that I’ve needed to do, but like Emma, my pics so far haven’t been worth taking.
I am so glad I learned this early in my blogging career! I only had a few posts up when I read this somewhere. I have since fixed all of my pictures on my blog. Going back takes much more work than doing it as you go along! Thanks for the wonderful post and resources. I look forward to the other picture ideas in the challenge!