Red

There’s a photographic belief/approach that when you see red, you should photograph it.

There are many words that represent the color red and there are many effects of the color red. Red is energizing and give confidence. Red is linked to love and can even stimulate the appetite. Red even means good luck in Eastern cultures. It is even said that red is magical and powerful. In days gone by, red was as rare as purple with most likely is the reason for the magic and power behind the color red. It’s no wonder that beautiful sunsets awe and inspire us, the reds bring out the magic.

In photographs, the color red pops, drawing your eye in. Red can make a great accent piece to your wedding attire or your portraits. One of my favorite photos and once people see it for a few minutes, they always say, “I love her shoes”!

It’s just about that time of year when the foliage turns beautiful shades of red and orange. When you are walking though the woods in the fall, what is the first colorful leaves your eyes are drawn to? The red ones!

The next time you are out and about and your eye catches red, photograph it. It can really make your image pop or illustrate something powerful in your landscape.

If you are planning for a portrait, looking to add a pop of color to your wedding attire, or looking to feel confident, consider the color red. Red will bring that power, passion and bold emotion to your portrait and really pull the view into the image.


This post is a part of a photography blog circle featuring photographers specializing in a variety of niches. To see what the next photographer is sharing for our weekly theme, “Red” check out April Ohl of April Ohl Photography, Senior photography made simple. Continue to click the link at the end of each post in the blog circle until you eventually find your way back here.

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