Website Images -5 Ways for Choosing the Right Images

Websites with photo images accompanying them are proven to have a higher volume of clicks than a website that only have texts. Our eyes are developed to gravitate to photos that we spot as we land on certain pages. It was and still is true, going even way back in centuries. When the newspapers delivered a daily posts, it would always have an attractive and prominent photo featured on their covers. Now, more than ever, throughout the internet, a primal visual medium, the communicative rawness power of photo imagery has amplified exponentially. Choosing the correct photo, however, may be daunting, time-consuming and even difficult.

Below are 5 tips on ways to spice up you web designs and blog posts with provocative and beautiful images that will grab the attention of your audience and have them keep coming and staying.

Showing Life

Show Life

Show Life

Most people are most likely to be used to thinking that pictures are ways to capture a person posing in place.  Maybe its time to broaden your outlook and approach your image selection as if you are a photojournalist looking to catch or capture that specific feeling and moment in time. Candid photos.The more the moment is unique, the more amazing it will reverberate with you and your viewers. The photos used should not be like an afterthought before it is published. Creative and active photos will make distinct difference.

Add Color

Add Color

Add Color

All you really have is the quick few seconds to snatch someone’s eye when they hit your web page or scan through it. Start off by having a photo front and center for the reading experience but also choose wisely a photo that grabs your readers by their optical nerves, doing so is a sure fire kind of way to get them to stick around. There are certain colors which appeal to individuals in various ways. When you look at your blog or website, think of what emotion you’re hoping to awaken. Then choose a photo which is bursting in colors that will give that kind of outcome.

Think Differently

Think Differently

Think Differently

Do the unexpected. Quite often, people tend to just throw in a picture of a car a top a written article related to cars. It’s easy, but need to also remember it’s very easy to get lost in translation or in the mix with all the other articles written about cars out there. Question yourself what is this article really talking about then pick a photo accordingly

Go Big

Go Big

Go Big

All articles regardless if it’s on a web site or not should all have compelling, big images near the top. If a person so happens to pass through your website and sees that there is too much text to begin with at the top, there is a high chance of them leaving your page. It is aesthetically gratifying to see an image banner right away. If you take a look Facebook, Twitter and now Google+  have re-designed their profile pages. Creators from popular sites have noticed the gain they receive from following this principle. You should also jump on this bandwagon and default to have a larger photo that will talk loud for the site.

Go Small

Go Small

Go Small

For more lengthy articles, you should learn more ways to keep your audience engaged. Having visual aids like jump quotes and charts go a long way and they can possibly hit the incorrect chord of the less intellectual group. No matter of how its essential to divide from the text time to time. Throw in a headshot  image size to the right of the content midway through the text content area. It will make the lengthy text look less daunting  and it will help the readers read until the end. You may also use it as way to illustrate or outline individual bullet points along the way. As soon as you have your happy and focused viewers, its completely up to you to keep them there. And even a set of smaller images from stock will work some tricks.

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