Embrace the tourists

by | Jul 21, 2016

Work the crowds in your favor!

As we move into prime summer travel season a good reminder as you try and capture images of well known places is to embrace the tourists! Sometimes when you are documenting a specific place, especially a very popular attraction you will either need special access, be willing to shoot at 2 am or you can embrace the people to ad a different and very realistic effect to your image.

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Here the color of the people worked well with the monotone of the stone and provides a different take on the location.

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It’s a great way to mix up your images. The image above would seem odd without the people in the image especially with all the fencing and roads.

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About the author Perry Johnson
Perry Johnson is classically trained commercial photographer and graphic designer with over 30 years experience. He initially crafted his skills at the École Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse in France. Over the years Perry has taught countless photography workshops and courses to individuals, groups and business including Target Corp., Lockheed Martin, Johnson Outdoors, Enza-Zaden and more. Perry’s commercial photography clients include Darden Restaurants, Marriott Corp, Visit Florida, Food & Wine Magazine, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to name just a few. Perry owns a marketing communications firm named Imagica (imagica.us). This boutique agency offers a fully integrated menu of marketing services for business that includes photography, website design, graphic design, advertising, strategy, social media, public relations and more. It’s this current and diverse experience from the “outside in” that gives a unique perspective on the power of photography to inspire, motivate and tell a story.

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