It's not too far fetched to think that once you hear "bold color" you might think "primary colors." (You know, red, green, yellow, blue, etc.) But I realized that saturation has quite a bit to do with what we see as bold, and that you don't need a plethora of different colors to make a statement.
So I decided to take a somewhat different perspective this week, and use a photo of a pup from an event I attended that held a Halloween contest (after all, Halloween was just this past Tuesday), and a Lisa Blevins background to illustrate that boldness can happen even if the palette is similar.
I set to work on placing the pup on the background, bringing up midtones, increasing saturation levels on various colors, and hand painting/brightening selected areas. The result is below.
You should also know that there are in camera settings that will allow you to take more vivid photos. I am a Nikon user, so to access these settings I have to go to my camera MENU, then scroll to the camera icon, click over to Set Picture Control, and choose VI for vivid colors. I looked up the comparable Canon basics and for those of you who are Canon users, you would press MENU, then scroll through to Picture Style. You will have 6 default picture styles, and 3 User Defined. Select a style, then press the INFO button. You can up the saturation level from that point.
I'm sure you will find more bold color in the blog circle this week. Start with SamAdele Pet & Equine Photography covering the Lancaster and Morecambe areas, United Kingdom. Be sure to notice and enjoy all the bold color in your life this weekend!