Sunday, January 7, 2007

Rule of thumb: Red rule

I learned the Red Rule from a newspaper photographer. He simply told me, "If you see red, shoot it!" Since then, I've taken note of all the red that shows up in photos that appear in newspapers and news magazines. There's even a group at Flickr dedicated to following the Red Rule, to which I've submitted a few scarlet scatterings of my own.

Red commands attention. These photos show a frame full of red and just a spot of red in a scene, and that both can be effective in drawing attention. So get out there and shoot some pictures that will have your viewers seeing red.

Photographs © 2007 James Jordan. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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