Photo Tips

Photo Tip: Isolate complementary pops of color

The photo above is of Leopold, a Seychellois fisherman, who I spent some time fishing with on assignment. Your eyes are immediately drawn to the yellow-orangeish water jug he is carrying. If that water jug had been a different color – say white or even blue – it won’t have popped out a lot more in the photo…

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Travel photography by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

Photo Tip: Look for natural light rays…Then wait

Personally, I always use natural light and this means always scouting for sources of light like rays streaming through windows and doorway cracks, sunbeams being reflected off surfaces, low light from oven fires, golden light at sunrise, blue hour light just after sunset…

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