Impact and color


posted on 24th of february, 2009




I decided recently that I needed some dramatic shots that catch the eye in my portfolio. I keep reading that bright colors and eye catching thumbnails are the way to go. So on a recent family holiday I shot some pictures with this purpose in mind. Here are some of the results:





I'm happy to report that within days of uploading I'm seeing some sales of these! As well, making marginal light shots into silhouettes dramatically improved their appeal. Hope you like them...

Comments (14)

Comment by Aginger on April 20, 2009

Great dramatic colors...and very useful tip, I think I'll try it also :)

Comment by Reeddaigle on February 26, 2009

Eye catching, no doubt! Making them into silhouettes and those rich deep colors make them striking indeed.
And I read in another blog comment that you are currently in Japan! Enjoy your time here! It's a beautiful country.

Comment by Tan510jomast on February 26, 2009

very nice idea. congrats to you improved sales.

Comment by Bradcalkins on February 25, 2009

Thanks for all the kind comments!

Comment by Eclecticelegance on February 25, 2009

Congratulations! I have been focusing on doing seasonal images, but I should try to add some more color to my portfolio. Thanks for the tip!!!!

Comment by Emmacharles on February 25, 2009

WOW, very impressing ! Love the colors.
I have soooo much to learn.

Comment by Johoden on February 25, 2009

Very striking and lovely colours...:o)

Comment by Roberto1977 on February 25, 2009

Very nice shots!

Comment by Littledesire on February 25, 2009

Yep, you did it! I've seen these photos some days ago and still remember them! Good luck!

Comment by Creativei on February 25, 2009

Great work mate, very bright and beautiful

Comment by Aughty on February 24, 2009

The coolest! I got about 25 filters or so from my 35 mm days, I will dust them off and take them with me on holiday, see what I get. I will blog you guys with the results. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Marilyngould on February 24, 2009

Wow, fabulous colors! These are certainly eye catching, it's no wonder that they are already selling. Love the fact that you referred to some of these as "marginal light shots" and yet with some creative endeavor you have transformed them into stunning and saleable images! Well done!

Comment by Cleaper on February 24, 2009

Nice shots - great colours.

Comment by Fultonsphoto on February 24, 2009

Definately eye catching, some great results and sure they will see many more sales.




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