Shooting in Colors by Mahesh Balasubramanian

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Most of my pictures are in black and white because I like black and white a lot. And more over, I am inspired by classic works of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Josef Koudelka, Lee Friedlander, Raghu Rai, Sebastião Salgado etc.  But, sometimes, colors adds more value to the picture. it may be a light which enhances the color or some dominant color contrast or color creates some mood. Color is so natural and our world is full of colors.

Colors have strong meaning and emotions associated with them. http://www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-meaning.html

For example, if Red or Yellow or Blue plays major role in the scene, better to keep it in color itself. It adds more value to picture and visually enhances the picture.

I do follow some of the masters works for color inspiration.

Alex Webb

Steve McCurry

Martin Parr

Bruce Davidson

David Alan Harvey

Few of my pictures in colors.

by Mahesh Balasubramanian

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2 thoughts on “Shooting in Colors by Mahesh Balasubramanian

  1. I love the first picture. The blue one of the rooftops. Was that morning light or was it in the blue city (Jodhpur).
    I too love black and white. Monotone is certainly right for winter pictures here in the UK. And in the summer it’s mainly green around where I live.

    But India… a country swimming in colour. Even the women working in the fields wear such wonderful colours.

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