Photography 101: Pop of colour

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

Tip: As you train your eye to look for colour, keep it simple:
◾Lean toward one bold colour against a neutral background, instead of several colours competing for attention in a scene.
◾Look for a strong colour within a basic composition of uncomplicated lines — your pop of colour will stand out more.

When I was in Sydney recently I was lucky enough to go to Sculpture by The Sea at Bondi on Sydney’s coastline.

The weirdest and most wonderful sculptures with a few mediocre ones all thrown in along the walk from Bondi to Tamarama.
One of these was:

 Glamarama – Linton Meagher. Made entirely of different coloured lipsticks, rolled at different lengths to create one fluid piece. A clever comment on the unrealistic perceptions of beauty in the area.


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  1. Thanks for telling…. I’d looked at it from so many angles and couldn’t work it out 🙂

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  2. Beautiful sculpture! Great choice for the pop of colour. 🙂

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  3. Lipsticks? Ooh… But this is brilliant! ❤

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  4. Wow, that is so clever, and a great choice!

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  5. Was wondering what it was – colour is amazing against the plain background – it really does POP.

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  6. I thought it was an applique with sequins!! or…. lol! Thanks for the explanation- it’s amazing!


  7. I thought it was some type of star fish at first and couldn’t work it out. Thanks for the explanation.

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