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Skin Tones My final blog post about colour and its use in both general and travel photography, is based around skin tones. For me a really good portrait makes the subject’s skin one of the main focal points of the image. I prefer to keep portraits quite simple, making the person the focus, however you can still achieve this by having really bright colours and complicated... read more
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Sunsets For travel photographers, nothing quite beats an amazing sunset on an equally amazing beach or in a fabulous city. Even though blue skies and fluffy white clouds make an image visually attractive, nothing grabs people’s attention more or gets into people’s mind quite like a sunset. Even now I find myself watching a beautiful sunset in my mind rather than focussing... read more
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Predominant Colours In complete contrast to my last post, this time I look at why using only one colour in a photograph can often work really well. Whether in architecture or portraiture, singling out your main colour and really going all the way with it can work wonders - it strengthens the image and makes your composition really stand out, which hopefully is a good... read more
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Attention Grabbers Let’s start with a little intro… earlier in the year I was proud to become a member of the prestigious Coloratti group, part of the X-Rite family (see the original blog post about this momentous occasion here). X-Rite are world leaders when it comes to colour management and many professional photographers rely on their products to ensure what they see... read more
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Many photographers refer to both the "golden hour" and the "blue hour" so I thought I'd spend some time trying to explain both of these terms for those of you who have heard the expressions but not fully understood what they meant, I have also included some of my photographs which will give you a visual explanation as well.... read more
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