Thursday, July 17, 2014

Using Photos to Tell Your Story

I think photos make a story so much more interesting.  Yes you can use your imagination when you read a story, but actually seeing a place or object can really bring it to life.

The photo below shows one of the beautiful butterflies at The Butterfly House in St. Louis.  When I wrote about this butterfly, I used lots of photos to tell my story. Paper Kite Butterfly .
Paper Kite Butterfly photo by mbgphoto

Here are some  more ways that writers use photos to enhance their pages.

  • The photos on this recipe lens written by MissMerFaery really help you to visualize how to make the custard.  It also  makes you hungry!  Homemade Custard
  • Next time you get ready to write a page online be sure to look through your photo files and find the photos that will bring your subject to life.  

butterfly photo by mbgphoto


  1. Mary Beth, thank you for all the wonderful photography tips. Photos are so important. Readers see our photos before they see our words. The pictures have to make an impression to catch a reader's attention.

  2. What a fabulous array of photo lenses of interesting topics you've shared today, Mary Beth! I do thank you for including my beach walks with Tidbit.

  3. Beautiful photographs really enhance any story, especially online where visual is most important.

  4. It has been said that a picture paints a thousand words and I have found that to be very true, especially when writing online. Photos truly do make a huge difference in any presentation.

  5. When I visit a web page, and it has no photographs, or poor images, I am pretty quick to click out and move on. I wholeheartedly agree with you about the importance of photography. The photos are the stories within the story. I look forward to visiting your featured examples. Thanks!

  6. Thank you so much for featuring my butterfly crochet lens - I love being able to take my own photos and I think they are especially important to illustrate tutorials. Luckily you don't need to spend a lot to get a good camera these days. I just use a basic Panasonic point and shoot camera which does most of the hard work for me :)


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