2 hours ago
After I posted my Bondi stories last week, I had a few people ask me how I edited the series of images so consistently. And surprisingly, the obvious answer of “use the same filter” only goes so far... ✧
Whilst having your own signature filter is great for cohesiveness amongst ALL your images, I feel as if, as travel photographers, there is more we can be doing to give each destination the individuality of mood, tone and vibrancy that it deserves.
The solution? Colour palettes!! 🎨
1. Look through your images from a location, and find the ONE colour that appears the most, and that resonates with you as the “voice” of that destination. This is your HERO colour. For Kyoto above, mine is a deep red-orange.
2. In your editing program, use the HSL tool to shift any neighbouring colours (reds, other oranges, pinks) over to your hero colour, so that, in my example, each photo in my Kyoto collection POPS with that same tone of orange.
3. Then, find the next most prominent few colours, that appear in most of the photos - these are your SUPPORTING colours. For Kyoto, mine are brown and cream.
4. Hop back into your editing program, and increase the luminance or presence of these colours, so that they echo repeatedly and consistently through each image. ✧
And voila! 🎨
Check out my Kyoto and Bondi story highlights as examples ✨
↠ Kyoto, Japan 🇯🇵