Tip of the Day – Colour splash
When shooting in urban areas, look out for splashes of colour you can use – especially walls and doors. It doesn’t even need to be a large expanse of colour, especially if you shoot with a longer focal length, narrowing your angle of view.
The blue background behind Benji here was just the blue door of a cottage. Shooting at 175mm and filling the frame with his face meant getting a clean background, accentuating his super serious (and rather hilarious) expression!
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II @ 175mm, ISO 2000, 1/500 sec, ƒ/2.8
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