Better Blogging with Photography – Book Review

I’ve recently read ‘Better Blogging With Photography – How to maximise your blog using your own Images’ by Terri Webster-Schrandt. Terri has been a guest writer for Sizzling Towards 60 and you can find her at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives.

Now I know I’m a friend, but Terri’s book is certainly worthwhile for anyone wanting to start a blog or even for the professional blogger.

Better Blogging with Photography

I am useless with images and creativity (you probably are thinking ‘why does she have blog then?’) anyway, I’m usually the one on holidays that takes fabulous photos of random things like the ground, my shoes, the wonderful hazy shot or some other random shot. Hence, I usually leave my husband to record our memories.

However, having a website does mean I need to understand and use images if I want to keep my reader interested.

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Terri’s book. “Better Blogging with Photography – How to maximise your blog with your own images”, contains all you need to know to make your images relevant, interesting and most importantly do not attract legal action!

The book is clearly written and easy to read. It is written in a style as to be a useful tool for any blogger.

Terri covers areas such as:

  • Why you should use images
  • Editing images
  • Website design using images
  • Why you shouldn’t over-use images in your blog post
  • How to attract your reader
  • Why you need to be careful what images you use from the internet
  • Using an image as inspiration for a blog
  • Plus more

A must read is Chapter 3 which details the trap most new bloggers fall into by using images from the internet. Many bloggers don’t realise that you just can’t download an image and use it. There is a minefield out there in what images are copyrighted, what images have special licences, images that are purported to be free but they are not. This could lead to legal action and Terri provides some real life examples from bloggers who have not been aware of the legalities.

Chapter 4 was interesting to me as I haven’t really considered using an image as inspiration for writing blog post.  All bloggers suffer ‘writer’s block’ at some point or they feel their blog posts are becoming stale.  Looking at an image and using it to create a post makes us use our creative side of the brain.

Well, I can’t divulge anymore – you need to buy the book!!  There is a wealth of information and certainly worthwhile reading. It is available on Amazon at the following link:

https://www.amazon.com/Better-Blogging-Photography-Maximize-Images-ebook/dp/B01I2NNLRU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473708049&sr=8-1&keywords=better+blogging+with+photography

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15 thoughts on “Better Blogging with Photography – Book Review

    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      I loved the book Terri and it was so useful to me. It really gave me such a better understanding of images and ways to use them. Good luck!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Hi Jo! Lovely to meet you and I’m pleased you liked the review. The book is great and I found some really useful tips to use. We do have many things at our disposal it is just a matter of keeping up with them all. Lovely to eMeet you and I’m looking forward to getting to know you better. have a great weekend!

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  1. Marilyn Lesniak

    A great review Sue. And a good reminder about images. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST.m

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  3. Sara

    Hi, Sue. This looks like a lovely read if only for her ideas on using photos to inspire blog posts. I remember an exercise like this from grammar school. It was fun to create a story centered around people in a photo.

    Reading photo licenses in their entirety is important for legal purposes. Creative Commons is usually okay but there are different licenses so just because it says CC doesn’t always mean there is a non-attribution or altering license associated with it.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Hi Sara! Yes the photo licenses is probably the most problematic area for new bloggers in particular. It can be a minefield but Terri covered a few points on this but I don’t think you can ever know too much on that subject. Thanks for stopping by.

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