Social Media Saturday: When Your Photo is Worth a Thousand Words

by Molly Jo Realy
Twitter: @MollyJoRealy
Instagram: @MollyJoRealy

Photos can’t replace words for informational learning, but let’s be real: Visuals are a big part of our world today. Our attention spans are shorter. If you want someone’s attention you need to grab it immediately and a photo can do that ohsomuch quicker than text.

Recognition comes before cognition. This means our brains will say, “Wait a sec. That looks familiar.” And then our eyes read the words that follow for more. It can be a photo of someone we know, food we like, or a place we’ve been researching online. … read the rest. . .

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Mary Denman: Have a Clear Subject or Point to Your Photos

by Mary Denman
Twitter: @MaryDenman

Have you ever taken a photo, expecting it to be a great shot, but when you see it later, you realize that it just didn’t have the effect you wanted?

Don’t worry, it happens to all of us!

Sometimes, this is the result of taking a picture that doesn’t have a clear subject or point to it. I know. I’ve been there.

So today, let’s see how to learn from our mistakes and take cleaner shots that are more powerful!

In this first photo, you can see my daughter with her silver lab … read the rest. . .

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Social Media Saturday: Memes Aren’t Just For Marketing

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Memes (“Meems”) are photos or images with a message. The picture gets your attention, and the text hammers the message home. In this sense, it is very much an important tool in your social media box.

But memes aren’t just for marketing. They’re for drawing in your audience, and keeping them. They’re for sharing a moment of your day, a sentiment, or an aspect of who you are.

What’s more appealing to you: Someone always shouting “Buy my product!” or someone offering to buy you a lemon infusion tea? It’s the tea, right? [Note to … read the rest. . .

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Mary Denman: Why is Photography Important to Bloggers?

Huzzah! Another first post by another regular contributor! Today, I’m thrilled, and I mean thrilled, to introduce you to my friend, prayer partner, and the woman responsible for making me look good professionally. This is Mary Denman, photographer. She’s going to be sharing “Intro to Photography” tips. Sweet, yes? Yes!

by Mary Denman @MaryDenman

I’m so excited to introduce myself and join you here on Frankly, My Dear . . . ! I’m Mary Denman and I’m a photographer who’s also a writer, with a teaching heart like my mom’s.

A few years ago, Molly Jo and I met at … read the rest. . .

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William Kendall: Photoblogger

William Kendall: Photoblogger

by William Kendall @WilliamKendall1

From Molly Jo:
I met William online. If you’ve followed Frankly, My Dear . . . for the last few years, you’ll know he’s a regular commenter. His photo posts have always drawn me in, making him one of my Top Ten choices for guest blogging.


They say a picture’s worth a thousand words.

Well, maybe not when you’re just carrying your camera along on your walk and inadvertently click, getting a blurry image or the side of your pants. That just qualifies as a “delete immediately” picture.

I’ve been doing a … read the rest. . .

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