Creating Your Own Images

There are tons of great stock images out there for low or no cost, but creating your own image gives your work a personal touch. I love to use my own images whenever possible.

You don’t have to spend a fortune on a camera, or equipment to get great images. I have a Canon PowerShot Digital Camera and it takes fabulous photos.

I have an SLR camera with fancy lenses, but my point and shoot fits in my purse or pocket and is ready to go in seconds. It’s the camera I use to get most of my images, including all of the images I’ve posted below.

I take photos of my garden and flowers.



Capture food images…

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And anything else I feel like capturing in pictures.

Sometimes the image itself can inspire an entire blog post or Squidoo lens. I take pictures of everything! Even if I’m not sure at the time what I’ll use the image for.

Many times I’ll write a post, and remember that I have the perfect image for it in my collection… then comes the fun part… finding it.

You don’t have to spend a ton of money on photo editing software either. A couple of my favorite photo editors are free downloads. Number one on my list is Photoscape, and I also use Gimp from time to time for putting together banners and headers.

I’ll be back with a few more tips on capturing great food images.


  1. Creating own pictures is great. You own them and have no problem with adding them to your sites. While taking photos you can have great fun. And then you can play with them with softwares on PC to make them look even better.

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