The Instagram crowd will routinely take mediocre images, pass them through a psychedelic kaleidoscope, and post them online for the world to see. I’m not bashing Instagramers; I just approach photography in a different way. I don’t randomly add colors to a shot in hope that it will make it better. First, I formulate a plan.
I want my images to exude a particular mood and feel. Color is important for accomplishing this. In my opinion, less is more. If no one can point a finger as to what makes the image so captivating, that’s great! I only want people to be triggered by the color, not overwhelmed by it. I prefer to use color like it’s a scalpel while others use it like a bulldozer.