How to photograph vivid colors with your digital SLR camera
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I recently read in a photography magazine that bold vivid colors will win out every time against a well focused, yet dull image. Being the inquisitive photographer I am, I thought I'd test this theory out. Firstly with my Canon digital SLR camera in hand, I headed off to the local Botanical Gardens to photograph a vividly colored flower.
Technically speaking, I didn't want a perfect flower macro. Rather I took the image quite haphazardly. You'll notice in the photograph below that the yellow flower certainly is bold in color, however from a photographers viewpoint, it's not the most focused image.
Photograph Of Bright Yellow Flower
The photograph was an instant hit with fellow photographers. Even though the photo wasn't technically the best image, the bold yellow color certainly drew much attention. My guess now, is that if you combine a well focused image + bold vivid colors, then you'll have yourself a winning combination.
Method 1: The number one tip I can give for achieving vivid colors in photography, is to focus on something green, then underexpose by 2/3rds before taking the shot. This tip alone, changed my digital SLR photography ten fold. You won't photograph vivid colors unless you first have the exposure right. I won't go into detail on this page, as I've already written about the technical side of doing so over at: Photography Tip For Exposure.
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There you have it, now you can shoot awesome photographs in vivid color.
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