Today we’re going to talk about the way you take pictures and how that’s going to make your website look better. Many of you have a website and you’ve been on other websites and thought, boy, why doesn’t my website look like this? I’ve spent the money, I’ve got a great company, but when I look at some of these other websites, they just look better, cleaner and everything is seems much more polished. Well, one of the things that you may not realize is that your eyes are going to determine a lot of how a website comes off to you and the way of photo is taken, meaning whether it’s in landscape view or portrait view, the angle, the distance that it is from you when you take it, is going to have a lot to do with what you’re able to do with that image inside of your website.
Think about if you’ve got a lot of different photos that you can give your website designer to use inside your website. If you do that’s great, but if they’re all from different angles and they all have a different a distance from the actual object or the home or however, it’s going to be hard for that web designer to do anything with it. What I mean by that is, the image is already predetermined. If you’ve got some that are taken on a wide landscape view and some that are on a portrait view, obviously they’re gonna look different. It’s going to make that page seem a little bit hodge-podge and not as appealing to users eyes. That’s one thing that we can fix. Another thing we can fix is trying to use the same angle every time we take a photo of a new project that we want to use on our website.
In other words, I would tell people, every time you take a portfolio picture of a recently completed project or before and after photo, take it from straight on in the house and approximate the distance, making sure that you can still see the entire home in the photo, if that’s the way you want it to look. Either way, what’s most important is that you do it the same way every single time because as you spread those photos across your website, they’re going to be very uniform and it’s going to have a nice look and feel. It’s going to do a lot for your website and the way it appeals to people.
Think about this. Take it. Use it. Good luck out there.