Does Size Matter?


When it comes to the size of your photos that is!

This is the first in a series of posts to help you understand sizing in regards to your photos as digital images. They will be as short and sweet and to the point as possible, to help you understand this form of imagery.

If you think that purchasing high resolution files from a recent photo session is your best option, think again. There might be a few things you need to understand about high resolution images before you make that choice.

High resolution images can be large to very large files, and in most cases will be too large to send through email to friends and family members as a collection of images. They need to be resized to smaller images if you want to share them this way.

High resolution images are not needed to share online through social media platforms like Facebook, Pinterest or other image album sharing space. Unless you are concerned about zooming in very close on details, a lower size image is all you need.

High resolution images are used mostly for printing purposes, not online viewing.

Most people who request high resolution images end up using only a few of them for printing photos. The rest of the time they are kept stored on your hard drive, unused.

Is it really worth it for you to have high resolution images alone?

It's like buying a high end camera and using it only in "auto mode".

It's like purchasing a top of the line computer to send emails.

It's like owning all the tools you need to finally finish remodeling your basement, and then hiring a professional to do it for you.

It's like purchasing a $600 pair of shoes that you wear twice a year. (Wait...this is I right ladies?) Scratch that.

Get my point?

The main reason why someone would need high resolution images is for printing or displaying larger sized images. If you think your best option for printing photos is purchasing high resolution images, think again. More in the next post on printing photos...





Get Found



Use images to help people find you.


Renaming your images that you present on your website or blog can be effective in Google search results to find your business or service online. Take a look the next time you are searching for something using Google. You will see quite a few options in the search options, including images.

Try renaming your images associated with your business or personal passion to include your business name, or industry and location.

To do this, just right click on one of your saved images, click on "rename", and type in your desired words. Then upload to your website, blog, Facebook page or other social media profile you subscribe to.

To give an example, below is an image of an interior renovation I photographed for a client. I named it interior_photography_sarah_kelly_studios_020.


Separate your words with underscores, dashes or nothing at all. Remember to use your own images to avoid copyright or infringement issues! Also remember to only use your BEST images to represent yourself or your business. Impressions are one of the most important things to consider when presenting your business or yourself through websites, blogs, or in person! (More on this in a future post).

Simple, yet effective. This technique can be changed or added to any time you like.

Help potential clients find you.