Consumers are surrounded by photography in their public, personal and social lives. With more visuals cluttering up the landscape, it’s more important than ever to invest in the best imagery possible.
Photo capture is at the top of the features list for new product offerings from Samsung, Google and Apple. Faster sensors, enhanced ISO and smart HDR combine with bokeh and depth control to produce better pictures—and there are reasons for that.
Visual content is more than 40 times more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content.*
When people hear information, they’re likely to remember only 10% of that information three days later. However, if a relevant image is paired with that same information, people retained 65% of the information three days later.*
Posts that include images produce 650% higher engagement than text-only posts.†
Tweets with images receive 18% more clicks than tweets without images.On LinkedIn, 98% of posts with images receive more comments than those without.‡
A common element in many of our most successful campaigns is the Trampoline strategy to show, not tell. The simplicity of a well composed image can communicate a concept easily. Here are 12 examples of how our staff leverages photography to turn heads.
It’s FOMO, plain and simple. Show a consumer what they’re missing, and you’ll have them eager for an experience.
Captured moments are rightly seen as significant. Events are special when they’re worthy of a photo.
Our expressions, emotions and humanity are on full display in a portrait.
Professionally shot products imply that the seller values presentation. It speaks to pride, craftsmanship and quality.
Offering a look at things from a different vantage can help an audience find ownership in big-picture concepts.
Tension, elation, suspense, concern, sorrow or laughter—all of these can be easily interpreted in a single snap.
Candid shots work to make viewers feel like they’re part of the activities.
Landmarks help travelers to orient themselves. Seeing a photo of a destination, and then experiencing that place, creates a repeat impression that reassures and provides familiarity.
Behind-the-scenes photos or before-and-after shots show what is possible, and empower viewers to go out and experience their world.
If it’s advertising, products in use by satisfied customers is a safe strategy.
The act of doing, whether it’s a low-tech chore, or more state-of-the-art interaction, always makes for compelling content.
Put the focus on what’s important.
* Source: HubSpot
† Source: Medium.com
‡ Source: Wordstream.com