Take colour images

colour images

If you stay in or near a location with stunning architecture, it’s well worth investing time photographing it.

Buildings have structure, form, pattern, line and also colour. Photographing them becomes a workout in seeing and composition. You can surround details or consist of the whole structure.

The temple on the wall surface of this residence (on the island of Burano, near Venice) caught my eye. It’s unusual, as well as there’s lovely colour contrast in between the red shrine as well as heaven wall.
Structures are also an excellent workout for black and white photography. Taking away the colour leaves the shapes, textures as well as patterns, components that turn out rather striking in black and white.

Go square

Square style photography made use of to be the preserve of 6×6 tool style video camera system proprietors. None a lot more. The simpleness of chopping the colour images implies that just about everybody can try out the square format.

The structure is different in the square style. The policy of thirds goes out the home window as well as you’ll locate that a centrally put subject often functions well. The square format suits the minimal approach as compositional elements like line and shape assume more relevance within the square structure.
Right here’s a workout for a rainy day or those long wintertime nights. Experience some of your old images and see if they can be improved by cropping them to the square style. I assure you’ll be surprised by just how much distinction it makes to a few of your images. It’s an intriguing workout because it makes you check out a few of your older work in a brand-new light.

You can also try transforming a few of your colour images to black and white (you’ll discover all you need to learn about black and white digital photography from my ‘The Magic of Black & White’ books– even more details at the end of this ebook). The square layout seems to match the approach of black and white fine art professional photographers very well.


The increased level of sensitivity of recent SLR electronic cameras suggests that it’s possible to head out and also take images in the evening as well as get impressive outcomes making use of just the ambient light (without utilizing flash). There are 2 techniques. One is to use a tripod and a low ISO setup. This suit subjects like design and also landscapes.

The various other technique is to use your cam’s high ISO setups as well as take pictures handheld. A prime lens will certainly likewise aid as the fast aperture settings provide you with the alternative of opening up the aperture instead of increasing the ISO. Hand-holding gives you the liberty to move and trying out structure. This strategy matches road and travelling photography, where you need to make use of a fast sufficient shutter speed to ice up action anyway.
I took this picture at Auckland’s Lantern Festival– a wide aperture setup has actually thrown the lanterns behind-the-scenes indistinct.