You’re undoubtedly familiar with the well-worn saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
Well, that has literally become true when it comes to a photo blog. While blogs originally started out using text, that is, as places primarily for writing, they have gradually evolved into something else.
First they became more complex so that photographs and other graphics could be added to the text blogs to vary and increase their visual interest.
And now blogs have developed that are tailored primarily for photographs rather than text.
With A Photo Blog You Can Share Your Photo’s With Friends And Family
You might wonder why someone would want a photo blog in the first place. In this day and age of online file sharing, people enjoy sending digital photos to each other, or displaying them for friends and family to see. A photo blog provides a central place for the pictures to be posted, where everyone can view them.
If your loved ones live some distance from you, you’ll probably send the most special photos to them via email. But rather than overwhelming their inbox, or having to send a multitude of emails to several people, you can also post photographs on your blog. And in the comments, you can all have a conversation about them.
A Photo Blog Can Easily Display Your Handmade Crafts
A photo blog can also be a place where you simply display your own craft. You might be learning to use a new digital camera, or perhaps taking a course on photography, to acquire skills in composition. You can keep track of your progress on a blog where you post the photos.
Another advantage of many sites designed specifically as photo blogs is that they usually provide editing tools to use on the photographs. These won’t be as extensive as a program like Photoshop, but they’ll allow you to crop the photos, adjust the light and darkness, and sharpen colour if necessary.
As A Professional A Photo Blog Is A Great Platform For Displaying Your Work
A professional photographer might also use a blog to display their work. The blog itself probably won’t be the portal through which they’re selling their pieces, but sample photos can be placed on the blog, with some discussion or description of the composition and process.
This type of blog could be used by any visual artist, in fact, as a location where they display photographs of their work, with some discussion of the process taking place in the comments.
One distinct advantage of a photo blog, however, is the tags that can be attached to each photograph. These are single words or very short phrases that describe the photo and may also indicate where it was taken, or with which type of camera. The reason these are useful is that internet search engines only handle text, but cannot do searches on photographs.
So if you’re displaying your superb photos of the ruins at Knossos in Crete, for example, no one but your friends will see them unless you provide a way for a search engine to find them. If you add “Knossos” as a tag on each photo file, these pictures will begin to show up when people start looking for photographs of the ruins.
Whether you adapt a primarily text blog by adding photographs into the stream of posts, or host your pictures on a photo-oriented blog site like Flickr.com, a photo blog is one easy way to share them with friends, loved ones, and other people who might be interested.
A great Photo blog template to start with is from StudioPress Called Expose.