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Great work, you’ve written an excellent article. But you need some good pictures to go with it – now what? Here are some tips of how to get good images to go with your article. Know where
Great work, you’ve written an excellent article. But you need some good pictures to go with it – now what?
Here are some tips of how to get good images to go with your article.
Know where to look
First of all, it is important to know where to get images from for your story as you can’t just take them straight from Google.
This is because there are copyright laws in place which stop you from just ‘stealing’ images, and that can get us into a lot of trouble!
To stay safe, use your own pictures that you have taken yourself, or you can ask permission to use pictures from social media or ones your friends and family have taken.
Choose high quality images
Make sure your images aren’t too small or pixelated, or we won’t be able to use them with your articles.
To check your pictures are high enough quality, you can right click on the image file and click ‘properties’. Under the ‘details’ tab check the resolution. If the resolution is above 72dpi (dots per inch) the image is good enough quality. If it’s not, you should look for another. The pixels shouldn’t be under 1,000, either.
Choose colourful pictures
This sounds obvious but the more interesting and colourful your pictures, the better! They will always draw in more readers if they catch someone’s eye on social media or on Google.
They should also be clean and clear – with not too much happening in the image so it is obvious why it’s there.
Make sure they are relevant
Make sure the reason for including the image is clear and they are there for a reason, rather than being random.
If you’ve interviewed someone, getting a picture of them to include is ideal so your reader can get an idea of what they lo