Browse the web for a few minutes, and you’ll see that in 99% of situations, it’s text, not images, which gives you all the pertinent information you need.
You know what else you’ll see? Images. Everywhere.
What’s up with that?
Pictures are worth a thousand words… especially when it comes to branding, emotion, and capturing your reader’s attention.
I doubt I’m blowing your mind here. You know you want to use images on your site. But if you’re not taking the pics yourself (or hiring someone to take photos for you), where do you find images without breaking the bank? And once you find them, how do you make them work on your site?
In this video, we’ll look at finding, editing, and placing images for the best effect. (Be sure to see the Update at the bottom of the post, too.)
One thing I didn’t mention in the video, about searching on Flickr… when you do a search, it gives you three options to filter the results by:
- Relevant – pics that match closest to your search terms
- Recent – self-explanatory
- Interesting – related to your terms, but somehow a bit “out there”, too…
You can guess which one I prefer. 😉
It has been a while since I made this video, and TONS more tools and resources have come around since.
If you want to do some photo editing, adding text, playing with filters, etc., try Canva. Or google “image editors”, and you’ll find a bunch. Otherwise, WordPress has a decent photo editor built in for things like resizing and cropping, if you need it.