The Role of Photography in User Experience Design

The UX pros claim that stock photos can become huge space-eaters on your website or social networks. This statement is somehow backed up by the eye-tracking research results, presented by Dr. Jakob Nielsen, saying that irrelevant, unnatural, and low-quality images don’t contribute to make your message clear and attractive, as users usually ignore them. How does one avoid these possible consequences? Is it actually possible to improve the overall user experience of a website, using stock photos? Let’s do a little digging.

Guest Post: A Step-by-Step Guide to Perfect HDR Photos

It’s a great time to be a photographer. Technology has come so far, leading us to full-blown cameras that fit into our pockets (and, by the way, make phone calls and surf the web too!). Billions of photos are snapped everyday, shared and enjoyed by a global audience that’s almost insatiable. Software tools - AKA the “digital darkroom” - are more powerful than ever and let us tap into our inner artist with ease of a few clicks.