Take compelling photos for your posts
When you use compelling photos in your boosted posts, you increase your chances of grabbing people’s attention and getting them to engage with your content. We’ve put together 8 easy tips that will help you take good photos that can get noticed.
Create a post with an eye-catching photo
8 tips for taking great photos
Think mobile first
Before using a picture, look at it on your smartphone and ensure your main subject is clear and any writing, such as a sign, is legible. Use the Image Text Check tool if you have text in your picture.
Keep it simple
You don’t need several people, multiple props, and complicated staging. The most effective images are often the simplest ones, such as a close-up of a product or a satisfied customer.
Follow the rule of thirds
Your subject should be closer to either side, or along the top or bottom, rather than in the center. This is the rule of thirds. An exception: Faces can be anywhere in the frame.
Try varied perspectives
Mix big and small things and create an interesting contrast with different perspectives. For example, put a subject close to the camera and others in the background.
Use interesting layouts
Use an interesting layout when arranging objects. Consider neatly organizing multiple items to create an appealing design, and photograph them from above.
Add a focal point and varied textures
When setting up your compelling photos, ensure you have a subject in the foreground that provides a focal point. Use varied textures that create an interesting contrast.
Light and shadow create a nice contrast
Pay attention to your scene’s lighting. Bright light and deep shadows create a stark contrast that can make your photo more interesting.
Use attractive color combinations
Use a color wheel to create interesting color combinations. Choose colors on opposite sides of the wheel, or try warm and cool versions of the same color.