How to take your photos from drab to fab:

I have 1500 fans on my Facebook business page. For the last 8 posts or so I tried an experiment. I put photos on some; others were text only posts. Every single text only post had roughly a 60ish reach. Every single post that included a photo with the post got between 700-800. It’s plain that images matter.

picture1So here is a tip on easily taking photos from drab to fab. Let’s say you want to take a location image- you think the scenery around you is amazing,

I must take a picture? But when you look down at the photo it just doesn’t compare?!

Well I’ll let you in on a little secret called saturation – and its waiting at the end of your fingertips!

Take the picture I have used here as an example; it took a slightly dull looking day at the beach to the beautiful sunny day I was experiencing. And its super simple to do.



If you are on instagram uploading a photo click edit>Saturation and then adjust to your liking. If you’re on an iPhone open the photo, click edit> click the dial icon> click colour and again adjust to your desired colour. For Samsung; open the photo> click the edit image icon> click tone> click saturation> then move your finger across the screen to adjust the colour. Whala! Often even the smallest adjustments can add tremendous oomph into your photos.

Debbie Mayo-Smith aka Ms Effective, gives speeches, seminars and trains on sales and personal productivity. Debbie helps you get more done in less time and increase profitability. Sign up for her monthly quick tip newsletter here.

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