They say that a great photograph is essentially one that holds special value to the viewer, a visual representation of the viewer’s perception of the world. With the right tips and equipment, along with a willingness to experiment, taking great photos doesn’t have to be that difficult.
It sounds a bit extreme to say that a child who has never used a camera could take fantastic photos, but consider this. Children are innately free of distortion and preconceived ideas of the world. They tend to see the world differently, unclouded by the lens of adulthood. What’s more, they are literally closer to the world, closer to the objects that surround them, more able to see the minutiae often overlooked.
So let’s try to see the world as they do. Let’s peer into our own pure and unique representation of the world and try to capture it in a photo.
The first thing of note is that children like primary colors.
Most adults tend to shy away from bold primary colors because they have learned to play it safe. Children, on the other hand, aren’t afraid to experiment with bold and vibrant colors. Age-wise, it’s no accident that primary colors dominate their canvases. Most toddlers are drawn to bold and simple primary colors. Try adding primary colors to your photo composition as an easy way of adding character to your pictures.
The intense contrast of color adds character to this otherwise ordinary portrait of a flower.
EX1│0.033 sec (1/30)│f/1.8│5.2 mm│80
A cute parrot with a vivid orange bill EX1│5.2 mm│400│0 EV
Delicious pie with a cherry on top WB151│0.001 sec (1/1500)│f/3.2│4 mm│80
Capture your own pure and unique representation of the world.
Primary colors skillfully positioned among monotone colors radiate powerful energy, and when used appropriately, they can really grab and direct the viewer’s attention. If you’re looking to create a real eye catcher, think primary colors!