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How to use symmetry to take travel photos that stand out from the crowd – guest post by Darin Rogers

by Heather Cowper April 18, 2012
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In this guest post, Australian photographer Darin Rogers shares how you can use symmetry to make your travel photographs stand out from the crowd. You’ll find more photography tips in Darin’s e-book Capturing the journey: A beginner’s guide to the basics of travel photography.

How to make a free e-book cover for your blog

by Heather Cowper March 13, 2011
How to make a free e-book cover for your blog

If you’ve just written an e-book or PDF report and want to find out how to make a simple e-book cover for free, without the cost of employing a graphic designer, this post will tell you how. I recently put together my first free report, based on a number of articles I’d written about How to use images effectively on your blog. I was invited to run a session on How to use Images for effectively on your blog at […]

How to resize images for your blog to improve page load time

by Heather Cowper October 31, 2010
How to resize images for your blog to improve page load time

In this fourth article in my series about how to use images effectively I’m covering how to resize your photos correctly to include in your blog post. If you use a lot of high resolution photos in each blog post, you will quickly find that your blog pages become slow to load. You need to ensure fast page load times to avoid readers clicking away from the page as they get bored waiting, and you may also get downgraded by […]

The best slideshows to present images on your blog

by Heather Cowper October 31, 2010
The best slideshows to present images on your blog

In this third article in my series on how to use images effectively on your blog, I’ve been investigating slideshows as a way of getting a wider range of images onto your blog. Slideshows enable you to display many more photos than a page full of static photos will allow, without extending your page load time unduly. If you like taking a lot of photos it’s also a great way of showcasing your work and adding value to the blog […]

How to present images effectively on your blog

by Heather Cowper October 30, 2010
How to present images effectively on your blog

In the second article in my series on how to use images effectively on your blog I’ll be giving tips on how to present images in an attractive way for your readers so that they’ll want to stay longer on your blog and keep coming back for more. I’ll also be telling you how you can use alt tags and captions on your photos to make sure the search engines can find you more easily. You can read my first […]

How to use Flickr to enhance your blog

by Heather Cowper October 30, 2010
12 ways that Flickr can enhance your blog

In this article I share with you the benefits of using Flickr,  an on-line photo hosting site that I have been using for some time as a way to enhance and support my blog. The article was originally published at Heatheronhertravels.com. You can use Flickr on it’s own, of course, and this is how I started using it when I went to Ecuador for three weeks in October 2007. I didn’t have a blog at that time, and so I used […]

Why use images on your blog?

by Heather Cowper October 13, 2010
Why use images on your blog?

In this article I’m starting a series that I’ll develop over the coming weeks about how to use images most effectively on your blog. Here are my thoughts on why you should use images at all and the kind of photos you might want to take to illustrate your travel blog articles. If you’re stuck without any photos of your own to use I’ll give you ideas on how to easily find suitable photos to use that are free and […]

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