The Art of Blogtography

Photo Tips from Mary Denman

The Art of Blogtography


Whether you’re a seasoned blogger with a DSLR and back up camera in your kit or just starting out with just your camera phone, you will appreciate the difference good quality photos can make to your blog posts. The Art of Blogtography will have a little something for everyone.


Today, we welcome Thi Randall from Lonely City to Agent Mystery Case for some Worth Casing photographic inspiration.




With a busy lifestyle that doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon, one may find it a touch difficult to always carry in hand their prized DSLR. By embracing the camera that resides in my phone, I can freeze time and capture a magical moment, that upon looking back, reveals a fond memory. Here are a few tips to get you started and help you seize all the divine opportunities:


It’s all in the details




Whether it’s an exquisite slice of cake or the glint of the afternoon sun, the simple things in life are often that which we hold so dear to us. So next time you’re catching up over coffee with your sister or childhood best friend, don’t forget to take a quick snap of her new sunnies or an old favourite much loved item, which may have inspired many stories and laughter.



Have fun with filters




On a spontaneous getaway to Margaret River, it seemed like mere chance that I took this beautiful photo of the Grove Liquor Factory. To be honest, it was only when I was playing around with the filters and their settings that I found the image to be one to keep. Have some fun trying out a range of different filters on a photo.



Change your angle


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Each new day brings countless moments that are so precious. It may be a big feast or the smallest of flowers, they are all important. So always remember to change-up the angle, whether you’re shooting up high to capture a heartwarming meal with your closest family or zooming in on a beautifully put together table setting.


Spur of the moment





In today’s modern age, it is truly amazing how we are able to take over a hundred photos but decide to only keep five. Gone are the times where we were afraid to waste film. Whether you are on your grand adventure or not, be bold and take pictures of all the things you desire. Also try snapping a handful of photos of the same object but at different angles. At the end of the day, you can always look through, edit them and choose the winners this time round and make notes for next time.



Thi Randall



Lonely City, a celebration of beautiful design and all things lovely. Run by Thi Randall, it features an array of inspiration for all, from especially sourced fashion editorials, clever how-tos, as well as a showcase of talented Australian individuals.

When taking a break from blogging, Thi is most often found running across town in search of the perfect cup of coffee, trying her hand in the art of calligraphy or learning an Italian phrase or two.





More Art of Blogtography COMING SOON, including hints and tips for beginners and beyond. What do you struggle with when it comes to photography and images for your blog?



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  • Vicki | The Fashionable Mum

    I struggle with getting someone to take the photos of me for outfit posts, lol, my kids are only ever semi-interested….

    • Thi

      It is tricky, isn’t it Vicky? I have to admit, there are very few photos of myself on my blog. It is only recently that one of my photographer friends has had some spare time to give me a hand with photos of me. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we all had a personal photographer to capture our outfit posts and to be available at the right time?

  • lisa

    I struggle with selfie angles and getting someone to take photo’s too. Being an occasional fashion blogger is hard work 🙂

    • Thi

      I struggle with selfie angles too Lisa! I can never quite get them right. Often I need my husband to help with a high angle shot; his extra height comes in very handy!

  • Thi

    Thank you so much for the feature. I hope I was able to give a few useful tips. There is so much more that can be mentioned when breaking down to the specifics but I hoped that these few ideas could get bloggers and readers to be brave and seize life’s special moments. Thank you again for the amazing opportunity to share!

    • Thanks Thi, looking forward to hopefully working with you again soon.