eLearning Bloggers’ Masterclass :: Create great visual content for your blog

My video on How to create awesome visual content for your blog is part of the Kidspot Voices of 2014 eLearning Bloggers’ Masterclass, and it goes live today. I was invited to share my tips and advice on how I create visuals for my blog – to help you do the same even if you’re not a designer or photographer. I talk about the basics of user friendly blog design, resources for creating visuals, how I set up a photography ‘studio’ in my living room, tips for interesting photography, and how to create unique visual content even if you don’t shoot your own photos… and more!

A sneak peek below shows how to use a large sheet of paper to create a seamless background for still life and product shots.

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Each week in October there will be a new eLearning Bloggers’ Masterclass.

Get clever tips and tricks for creating great images and visuals for your blog
Lisa Tilse  (that’s me)
1st October
See it here

Learn the 5 + 5 formula for great blog design
Kelly Exeter from A Life Less Frantic
8th October
RSVP here

Discover simple techniques to creating a better blog through writing
Blogger: Eden Riley from Edenland
Date: 15th October
RSVP here

Find out how to build an ace community from your blog
Bron Mandile from Maxabella Loves
22nd October
RSVP here

Learn how to take your blog to the next level
Louisa Claire from Brand Meets Blog
29th October
RSVP here


So head on over and register to watch this series of eLearning Bloggers’ Masterclass videos. There’s also a Facebook events page. I hope you learn something about creating awesome visuals for your blog from today’s video. Feel free to comment here with any feedback or anything else you’d like to learn about the topic.

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KETZ homewares by Kerrie-anne Mercieca

Melbourne-based designer Kerrie-anne Mercieca has created a range of homewares under her label KETZ. The tea cups and saucers are limited edition and the beautiful napery in hand printed on high quality linen.

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Ketz cups via the red thread

Ketz tea Towels via the red thread


You can purchase the current range of tea cups and saucers, napery and prints in the KETZ online shop.


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INSPIRATION :: Jacob Hashimoto

Jacob Hashimoto is an American artist who creates incredibly layered and delicate wall art and installations. The form and the lightness of the repetitive shapes is engrossing and uplifting. Wouldn’t it be incredible to wake up and look up to the installation in the second image?

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artist Jacob Hashimoto via the red thread

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Ceramic Chalkboard tags by Kim Wallace

Kim Wallace has recently released her range of Chalkboard Tags and they make a lovely addition to any gift, place setting or to anything that needs labeling. They even make a lovely gift in themselves. The chalkboard surface makes them reusable, while being made of ceramic they are substantial and unique. The tags come in sets of six, and there are five different sets. All are available in the Kim Wallace Ceramics online shop now.


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Kim Wallace Ceramics Tags via the red thread

Images styled and photographed by me (Lisa Tilse) for Kim Wallace Ceramics. If you are interested in hiring me to photograph your products please get in touch – I love working with independent makers!


Kim Wallace Ceramic Tags via the red thread

Kim Wallace Chalkboard Tags via the red thread

Kim’s beautiful ceramic plates are being used in some of the country’s top restaurants, so make sure you take a look at them too – they truly are gorgeous.


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New photographic prints from Kara Rosenlund

Kara Rosenlund is an Australian stylist and photographer who has a gorgeous vintage caravan shop called Travelling Wares. She is passionate about and inspired by everyday Australian people and our vast landscapes, which she photographs on her travels. Kara has just released a small selection of her recent favourite photos as large scale limited edition art prints.


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Take a look at all Kara’s limited edition photographic prints, and if you follow Kara on Instagram you have the chance to win a copy of the Wild Horses print. Her Instagram feed is amazing by the way.



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