Get on trend with bright & bold and give your photographs a pop of colour with these beautiful examples from Picfair Stores for inspiration
Taking photographs of subjects with bright and bold colours is particularly trendy right now (see our guide to current photography trends for more information) but it’s also a brilliant way to practice your techniques and skills behind the camera.
When thinking about how to create bright, saturated photographs, choose a location and time of day that will showcase the available colours at their best, such as on a bright, sunny day with a clear sky overhead. This will give you the ideal conditions where the colours that will really stand out. You can also experiment with different colour combinations to get even more dynamic results. For example, complementary colours (colours opposite each other on the colour wheel) can create a striking contrast in your images.
Some subjects to consider for bright and bold shots:
- Transport such as cars, trains and boats
- Bright blue skies against natural subjects like plants and trees, or manmade subjects like umbrellas
- Buildings and structures such as beach huts, temples, painted buildings, and pools
- Portraits with people wearing bright, colourful clothing
- Patterns and striking shapes, such as tiles, flags, fruit, pools
- Macro subjects such as flowers in bloom, colourful candy
You can also enhance the look of your images even further in post-production. Adjusting the contrast and saturation levels when editing your photo can help to bring out more of the colours, while also making sure that the photo looks balanced and pleasing to the eye. To make these colours really pop, it's important to use a combination of lighting, composition, and post-processing techniques.
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These are just a few examples of how you can create these types of shots. But to be honest, there are so many opportunities that can present themselves for this type of photography - the best way to find them is to just get out there with your camera and explore.
And for inspiration, look no further than these stunning visual examples from the Picfair Stores community:
- AuthorPhilip Mowbray
Philip is the Editor of Focus.View all articles