Photography 101 Day 11: A Pop Of Color

The colors in our photographs are evocative and rouse emotions within us. Color can elevate a mundane image into something intriguing and meaningful, and can tell a particular story within the frame.

Today, pay attention to how color affects your images. Experiment with one color, and think about how to feature it prominently.

For my color I chose red.

Below are two photos I took in New Hampshire.


I saw the scene above, while out on an autumn run.  It struck me how the red seemed isolated as if a captured prisoner among the greens and grays.   I used the rule of thirds to position my prisoner and then muddied the background with the intention of making it pop.

This photo below was taken on a snowy night during the Christmas season.  Again I used the rule of thirds to position the red bow, even if it is a little off.  The bow makes the house look as if it is a Christmas present and the glow from the window seems to promise a Yuletide warmth within.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. DeniseBalog says:

    I love your “Redhead Reflections!” Awesome photos and thoughts. Especially like the Christmas lamp in red! Excellent! Thank you for sharing!! blessings, denise

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