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.

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Capture food images…

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Crafts…

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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.