We love to read blogs with amazing and stunning photos and that’s the reason we are sharing with you Photography Tips for Bloggers.
Today, in a time of Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp, you need to be taking pictures for your posts and blogs. The technology advancement and low price of mobile phones with a camera means everyone is carrying a camera with them to capture every moment of their life.
As a blogger cum photographer, you don’t need much technical knowledge or a great camera; but you definitely need the right photography tips to capture meaningful photographs for your blog. And you will surely get all the information you need in this tutorial which will guide you to make the color an important character in your photos.
Rule of Thirds
The images and photo composition on your blog are as important as the contents. Through the incredible images, you can easily make your reader to stay on the page to read the whole blog.
Rule of Thirds Photography
For the professional photographers, there are various rules which they follow. But the rule of thirds is the very first lesson in order to learn photography.
You have to place your subject in one of the thirds of your photo or else it will end up looking awkward. Our eyes naturally go to one of the thirds in any photo.
After reading this, whenever you watch a movie or any television show, make sure to notice the main subject shown in one of the thirds of the screen (mostly in the right or left). You can best notice this rule when you watch a documentary film or an interview where the entire focus is on the subject. If they don’t follow this rule and put their main subject in the center in the entire movie or show, then it will become too boring and confusing.
RULE OF THIRDS EXAMPLE PHOTO
It will take time to make other people understand your motive because people are used to placing themselves in the center of the image. And you have to explain to them that you are using the rule of thirds in photography.
Color and Contrast Photography Tips
Most people spend hours learning the art of putting colors to get the desired effect. After learning this complicated theory, they can use this theory not only in photography but also in choosing their blog’s theme colors and design their interiors.
Color has a significant role to play in photography and contrast is a vast component. The correct vision and some analysis are required to create a shot creatively.
Here’s a procedure which will help you to create photographs using color and contrast which can excite feeling and curiosity.
Color and Contrast in Photography
In photography, we always use three different terms to get the perfect color: hue, saturation and brightness.
The 12 Step Color Wheel
Hue is just another word for color. As you all know if you experimented with colors in your childhood that when two different colors are mixed they give us third color. The same thing happens when you click pictures. You must have noticed that because of different light waves the image shows various colors which were not there.
Saturation depends on the purity of color or hue. 100% saturation means the image is brighter and colorful without any addition of the color grey. On the other hand, 0% saturation appears duller and shows a medium grey color.
Brightness or lightness depends on light and dark colors used. If you use light color, the image will appear lighter and if you use dark color, then it will appear darker. And you can place something darker beside your subject to make your subject look lighter. If you want to make your image show different elements more clearly, then you should make it lighter.
After gaining the knowledge of using colors for your image, you can apply the same to contrast while creating photographs. Contrast means difference. You can showcase or minimize difference in color and lightning by making artistic choice to set the right mood for your shot.
Tonal Contrast is more often used with the term black and white photography as it helps us recognize the different shapes and lines because of highlights and shadows.
High tonal contrast photos are dramatic and strong with white and black or light and dark elements with a sharp difference. Low tonal contrast photos are relaxing and soothing to the eye with no brightness or color and less shadows and highlights.
Using Color in Photos
Intense and different colors make your images more attractive, elicit different moods and grab the attention of the viewer. Color can set the mood of your image. A professional photographer uses color to its fullest as he knows it will help to grab attention.
Saturated or intense color tends to keep the attention of the viewer for an extended period of time. Use very saturated and bold colors to capture a dramatic sunset.
Use a mix of contrasting colors to capture an image of leaves with a combination of red, orange, and yellow colors. Blue color can be used to bring forth feelings of calm or cold. If you wish to create a feeling of calm in your photo, then you can use blue color in nature or objects such as the deep calm ocean, a blue lake or large amounts of ice or a peaceful blue stream.
Green color brings a feeling of lushness, freshness, spring and new growth. If you want to set a mood of flourishing scene, then you can capture fields, plants, green meadows and landscape photography.
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