When taking a picture, make sure that your main subject is off center.
This will make for a more interesting photograph. To use the rule of thirds
simply split your desired image into thirds (vertically and horizontally).
The intersections on these imaginary lines are the best place to put the
subject in your picture. Using the rule of thirds provides a more interesting
The best time of day for taking pictures is right after sunrise and right
before sunset. This allows you to avoid the harshness of the midday sun.
The two main file formats for web graphics are GIF and JPEG. GIFs are
not very good for photographs because they produce much larger files than
necessary. They work best for line drawings, special text, and images
with limited numbers of colors. The JPEG format is designed specifically
for photographs. The files are compressed to be a fraction of the size
of other file formats.
Keeping your photographs as small as possible will make your website faster
to download and will give your viewers a better overall experience. Generally,
it is a good idea to keep images under 30 K, and your entire page under
60K. Thumbnails can help you to get around problems with file size.
Thumbnails give the viewer control over your page. For the best presentation
possible make sure that your thumbnails are easy to navigate through.
It is also helpful (and less boring) to provide a non-linear format, this
way viewers can see the pictures in any order they want.
Another tip to keep in mind when using thumbnails is don’t simply
shrink your image and include it as a thumbnail. Use a small interesting
part of the picture as the thumbnail, that way the viewer feels like he
hasn’t already seen the whole thing.