15 Ways to Ensure You Show Your Best Photo to Put Online


We share our photographs online via our websites, blogs, flickr and Instagram. The ease by which we can do this results in us uploading and sharing images moments after we’ve made them. And while there is a visceral thrill tosending a photograph up into the cloud for all to share, it may not necessarily showcase us at our best.

There is a saying that amatuer photographers show everything they’ve shot, while professionals only show their best. So, even if you don’t make a living as a photographer, here are some tips from the pros that can improve people’s impressions of you as a photographer.

Don’t upload every shot you have made to your online account unless you know it’s great


Allow some time after making the photograph to consider its strengths and weaknesses

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Size your image at a relatively large size for easy viewing on a screen


Ask yourself if you’ve made this image before and whether you’ve done it better

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Don’t add a large, distracting watermark which detracts from the beauty of your images


Optimize your images using your smart device or computer using apps like Snapseed or Lightroom

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Produce a large selection of great images and slowly disperse them over days or weeks


Ask for someone you respect and admire for their advice on your images.


Don’t be satisfied to copy others photographer, but rather try to say something unique


Focus more on seeing than on photo-processing technique


Join communities with a like-interest in your genre of photography (wildlife, street photography, etc)

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Try variations of images to see whether they work better as color or black and white


Garner the attention and possible feedback of good photographers by leaving comments on their work

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Compare your latest image of a subject or scene to a similar photograph that you consider your best


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