Website Photography – Where To Get Photos?

When it comes to website photography we sometimes make a road trip to get some shots to use on our projects. Yesterday’s weather was almost perfect. It didn’t take much to encourage us to get out of the office and spend a day roaming Eastern Iowa for some photos. So we packed up the trusty Canon Rebel and hit the road.

We traveled through Monticello and Cascade to Iowa’s oldest city, Dubuque. We got some shots of the National Mississippi River Museum and at Eagle Point Park. Then we headed down highway 52 to one of our favorite towns, Bellevue. After that we continued down the river and had some lunch at Go Fish in Princeton, Iowa (highly recommended). After polishing off some of their coconut shrimp we headed back to home base in North Liberty. It was a full day in beautiful weather and was a welcome break from sitting in front of a keyboard.

Great photos make a website pop but you need to make sure you use images correctly. A good rule to remember is that you can resize an image smaller but not larger. Trying to make a 300 X 300 pixel image fit into a 2048 x 1550 pixel space will result in a pixelated image and not the crisp, clear image you were looking for.

If you’d like to learn more about how we incorporate photography into our website projects, please take a look at our Web Design page. For some real world examples you can see some of our photographs used on the Clinton County Development Association website.