If you’re like a lot of people, then you don’t need to be told that taking plenty of photos is one of the best ways to preserve memories for your family and loved ones into the future. However, many people find it challenging to come up with ways to make their personal shoots creative, memorable and unique.
Professional photographers know that a little creativity really goes a long way, especially when it comes to developing themes. After all, a creative theme lends more than just visual appeal to individual photos. It helps a given set of photos look and feel cohesive as well. Try some of these excellent ideas for yourself and set your inner artist free.
Say It with Colour
If you’re not at all sure where you’d like to start when it comes to developing the look of your photos, you might want to consider starting with a simple colour scheme. Select a colour that suits everyone that will be involved in the photo shoot. Then draw inspiration from that colour for props, clothing choices, and so forth. Location and time of day can be chosen with colour in mind as well. Colour themes not only allow you plenty of choices when it comes to expressing yourself, but they help your shots look truly professional as well.
Let Your Location Be Your Guide
Professional photographers understand that locations can be so much more than simple backdrops for your photos. They can also be used to create a cohesive theme. Like colours, locations can help you choose props, colours, clothing, or activities to engage in for action shots. For instance, if you’re planning on doing a casual summer photo shoot at the beach, you can take advantage of the chance to set up volleyball games, Frisbee contests, and more for exciting action shots. Sunbathing or picnicking make great themes for posed shoots.
The same can naturally be done for mountain settings, backyard settings, and so on. You can even choose to go edgier and think further outside the box. Try using abandoned barns, local parks, or restaurants as potential inspiration for truly memorable shots.
For fun or fanciful photos, you might want to consider giving costumes a try. Costumes can allow for a high degree of creative license, especially when location and colours are carefully considered. They’re also great ways to bring out the best in children or groups of free-spirited individuals. Try getting the kids excited about a medieval theme or put together a festive Mexican theme to capture the spirit of a party or barbecue. The possibilities are endless, limited only by the confines of your imagination.
Of course, these are just a few of the many ways you can create brilliantly fun and creative looks for our photos. In practice, just about anything has the potential to be the inspiration for a fantastic theme. Even a single item – or a group of them – can provide a way to keep your shoot cohesive and visually interesting. Explore the possibilities today!
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