Sunday, September 26, 2010

Color in Travel Photography

One of the best things to look out for, while you are traveling and shooting photos, is the vivid and crisp colors of the city.  You will invariably find brilliant colors in buildings, doors, shops, signs, cars, walls, specially contrasting colored windows and doors on a crisp color wall.

Keep your eyes open, the amount of color combinations and color contrasts that you will find, while exploring your travel destination, will help you build memories of the place and great images.  Do not forget to combine those colors with local people doing just everyday things, like waiting for a bus, working on a roof, or simply a parked bicycle.

Remember one important rule about colors, they will look richer, early morning or late afternoon or if your tour is right smack in the middle of the day then use open shade while shooting.

Color will do many things to your images.  Color will set a mood, draw attention to your subject or even give support to your story.  When you are shooting think how color can help you produce better photos.

Good luck!!


  1. Love the early morning light for bright and colorful architectural photography! Thanks for keeping the tips coming, Joaquin! ;)