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Today’s post comes from the uber-sweet, kinda-sassy, always-fun Colleen of The Lunchbox Diaries and she’s talking about one of my personal favorite photo tools, PicMonkey!! When I learned that Colleen is also a fan of the awesome editing site, I begged her to share her wit & wisdom with us this Thursday. Enjoy!
I love to read blog posts that contain no pictures. It’s great when posts have that textbook-y feel about them. Don’t you agree?
It’s no secret that photography isn’t my thing. No matter how hard I try, I can’t ever seem to find the artsy-fartsy angle of my running shoes, my oatmeal, or my dog. I just…can’t. So should I give up blogging because I can’t compete with the myriad of bloggers/photo-geniuses out there? No way, Jose! I simply take my average-Joe shots and upload them to PicMonkey. This is my favorite photo editing site, mainly because it’s fool-proof and it adds a little somethin’-somethin’ to my posts. Ya dig?
I can use funny caption to support my text. For example: Leading up to my bridal shower, I wrote about my very real gift-opening anxiety. While it’s all fine and good to write about profusely sweating as each gift was handed to me, I think adding a picture compliments the story. Exposure is your friend. I’m the queen of misusing my flash. It’s common that I’ll get a cute picture, but it’s either too dark or too light. In that situation, the exposure feature is my best friend. Photo-less posts lose interest. Don’t get me wrong – sometimes things just need to be said, and pictures seem unnecessary. That’s fine! But overall, people read blogs because they want to know and connect with the blogger, and photos are an easy way to do just that!
Head on over to PicMonkey to get started now. Happy photo editing!