Human blood, love, anger, sin, passion, and danger, are all symbolized by the color red. Additionally, in some cultures in the East red symbolized prosperity and luck. Several studies indicate that red carries the strongest reaction of all the colors, with the level of reaction decreasing gradually with orange, yellow, and white, respectively. In photography, the color red screams to be noticed, and can be used to create powerful, and sellable images. It’s no wonder then that designers utilize images with red to catch the attention of potential buyers.
My best selling image here at Dreamstime contains the color red:
The power of these images, because of the color red, is clear. Look through your portfolio here at Dreamstime and see if you utilize the color red. If you haven’t it may be time to make a change and add red to images that you submit. The results may be dramatic.
Like CrystofurrI find red an incredibly difficult colour to wrok with, I know that greens and blues are more suseptable to noise but for some reason I find an accurate portrayal of the colour red very difficult to portray accurately!
I was reading this article and thought that you are right about red colour in stock photos, it makes images to stand out. And here we are, in the last two days I actually sold 2 images in red colour! I think there could be no better confirmation to your words! ;D
When I see a red subject I think immediately "this will cause troubles with my sensor!". I have a Canon 450d, and its sensor it's too sensible to red colour, so it easily lose details. But, yes, you're right on the power of red!
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