To get you started we use high-quality stock images on your website but there's no substitute for your own photos. Here's why:
- It helps you appear higher in searches because search engines love unique content
- Images are a fast way to portray to your customers what you do or what you offer
- Showing you or your team in photos builds a personal connection with your customers
What you'll need
- a camera phone
- good light
- a steady hand
...and that's it!
Before taking the photo
- If you're about to take a photo of people make sure you have their permission and and that they are happy with their appearance. If not, consider scheduling a designated time for a photoshoot and ask people to avoid wearing busy patterns.
- Is the space you're shooting in tidy? Some potential customers might be put off by a messy background so try to remove any clutter first.
- Do you have enough light? If your photos look dark or grainy consider opening a curtain, switch on a light or go outside. If it's still too dark try using your flash but natural light always works best.
- It sounds obvious but make sure your finger or thumb isn't covering the lens. The smaller the phone is, the easier this is to do.
Tips to improve your photos
- Take a lot of photos! Even professional photographers discard a lot of bad photos and only keep the good ones.
- Keep as still as you can to avoid blurry photos. Try holding your breath or resting on something to help.
- Get creative by trying different angles and by using portrait (with your phone upright) and landscape (with your phone on its side).
- Most phones have photo-editing built in so you can crop images. By removing empty space in your photograph you draw more attention to the subject.
- If you are shooting a moving object follow its direction as you are taking the photograph.
What to do with the photos
- Send the image file to us to add to your website by logging in to the Mettrr Dashboard. Click here to see all our guides on adding images to your website.
- If you have social media pages upload the images there too.