How to Combine Photography And Web Design23rd Feb 2013 | Posted by Eko S. | 2 Comments
Photography could be your passion, and you might already be clicking pictures for a living or for pure hobby. But it also could open up new doors for you career wise, especially if you’ve got one of those photography degrees in your hand. What we’re talking about here is combining your photography skills with web design to take this profession to new heights. Let’s look into how you can go about doing this…
Combining Photography with Web Design
There’s no doubt about the fact that good web design not only incorporates quality graphics, but also uses relevant photographs. If you look around you’ll find that right from the top websites on the Internet to the smallest niche ones, most of them use relevant photographs to enhance their design.
Regardless of what stage you are at right now with photography, you sure can reap in big benefits if you combine it with web design. You’ll not only be able to score well paying freelance projects but also be able to get into web design yourself to give a new direction to your passion for photography.
Taking Your Photographs to the Next Level
When we talk about using photographs in web design, we’re not just referring to using raw pictures. But we’re talking on the lines of enhancing them in the best possible way with powerful photo editing software tools like Photoshop to give them a new life.
If you have even a little bit of knowledge of Photoshop you can learn a bit more and begin to edit your photos to give them a unique look and feel. This will help you make a distinct mark with your photographs as you use them to create worthy online design.
Owning Photos Has Its Own Perks
A lot of web designers depend on stock photography to find the right pictures to include in their design. However, when you’re snapping your own pictures, you don’t have to pay and buy photographs each time you want to include one that’s relevant to your design idea.
In the long run, the cost of purchasing stock photos can add up and it’s something that you should avoid when you can take your own photographs. Since you don’t have buy anything and since the photographs you take are your own, you’ll find it easier to create better web designs at cheaper costs.
Whether you’re a beginning web designer or a top notch one, bringing out the photographer in you to snap your own pictures will go a long way in helping you save money, and at the same time in keeping your design relevant.