Today this tutorial from color to composition, canvas prints teach you to complete a group of fresh still life photography works.
In recent months, more and more photographers on web like to share their own color presets, of course, I am one of them. However, some people have also found out why the original author can get good results by using the same preset, canvas online but the effect is not so great or even counterproductive when using his own photos.
In fact, a big part of the reason is that you do not have the right color control in the early shooting. So, what should good life photography do in terms of color?
(1) Color selection
Above all, wooden frames for canvas prints what we need to understand is the warm attune that gives priority to with red, orange, yellow, and the cool attune that gives priority to with green, blue.
Detail color composition! Complete a fresh life still life
This is the color ring diagram, and as you know, the color that we see in our eyes is on this diagram. A fresh and tonal photo should be bright and elegant in color, which can give people a feeling of healing. Therefore, blue, green and yellow are the main colors in my pictures. Avoid lots of browns, purples, and reds to soften the image.
(2) Color matching
A photo in addition to the above mentioned color selection, color collocation is also very important. If you follow these color choices when you shoot, you've achieved a lot. The next step is to mix colors in blue, green, yellow, and white.
In general, we need to choose the colors that are adjacent to each other in the color ring. For example, blue and blue-green neighbors can be paired together; Yellow and green are adjacent to each other and can be paired together. Of course, this doesn't work all the time. You can't have so many coincidences in your life.
A photograph color should not be too much, also do not want too little, had better restrict in 3 to 5 kinds, too much meeting mixed and disorderly, too little also too drab.
If there are unavoidable "friendly" colors like black, purple and red in the picture, we must try to reduce their proportion in the picture as much as possible.
(1) As for the composition of life photography, I always adhere to the principle of "no composition". What I mean by "no composition" here is not to completely ignore composition when taking photos, but to say don't be bound by the series of theories of composition. I often see some photos on the Internet that put all kinds of still life in a very orderly way. I can never pronounce the words "life" and "temperature" in such photos that blindly pursue theoretical composition. The more authentic, the more natural the photo is, the more touching, the more healing.
(2) Change your perspective and see the world differently. When shooting the same scene, people who look straight up may produce ordinary pictures, while those who look up can attract people's eyes. This may be the result of different perspectives.
Imagine the difference between what the average people sees, what a cat sees, and what a bee sees. Now imagine, which of these three is more unique to humans? The answer is obvious, as think of yourself as a cat, a bee, etc., and you'll get a pretty good picture.
(3) Pay attention to the details in your life. The details of life are full of surprises, pay more attention to, more to observe, like a few leaves on the car wiper, the broken ball net on the court can be your subject.
(4) The 6x6 frame ratio is my favorite. The square frame itself is full of coordination and design sense, which can be added to the shooting effect. The current DSLR can't pre-set the frame proportion in the early stage, so we need to cut it in the later stage, beach pictures on canvas which requires us to pre-determine the composition of the picture in the early stage. If one subject is too far to the left and the other is too far to the right, it is difficult to cut it.