Photography Cliches

Fashion trends are prevalent in photography, as do other creative field. Someone with a flair for innovation will play around and develop a new design that gets noticed and, in a short time, all the world is covered with copycat images. Sure these methods persist for a long time after the novelty wears off and have become an unofficial visual cliché.
Sometimes it’s okay. It’s essential to keep an eye on the popular photography trends or take a few shots of your own to see if they will work for you. Be careful not to let them become a standard part of your collection. If you wish to be noticed as a photographer, you need to come up with your own distinct style.

Here are some tips to consider, but be cautious about including them in your portfolio.

Color Isolation

Select a single element of an image to remove an image that is grayscale and colorize the remainder of the photo.

This is a post-processing method that is sometimes effective but doesn’t make the list of overused visual techniques.

You can try a variation on this method that’s more interesting, and that is to focus on one color rather than one colored object. The greens are vibrant, and all else is gray-scaled. It’s not easy to achieve, but it can produce quite fascinating outcomes.

The Dutch Angle

Also known as the Batman Angle or Dutch Tilt is when you place your camera in a position that is between landscape and portrait in order to include more of a subject within the frame. Sometimes, it’s helpful if you’re trying your best to alter the visual perceptions of the viewers, but generally, it can create the impression of a sense of unease which is unflattering overall.

Switch lenses, change your perspective and do many things before using this method, which was widely used in the original Batman TV show (hence the name). It’s outdated and over-used, and you’ll find better alternatives.

Garish Watermarks

It’s the height of vanity and a healthy amount of fear. Today, with the digital world of metadata and search engines such as TinEye, tracking images used online is not that difficult.

There is no need to cover your photos with vulgar watermarks to try and draw attention to your brand. It ruins the appearance of the photo and makes you appear unconfident and insecure.

HDR that is over-saturated

HD Dynamic Range photography is a fascinating technique; however, sometimes images appear over-saturated. It’s also one of the techniques that have been used to death in recent times. Absolutely, you should study how to do it. It’s an excellent way to learn about the control of contrast and color. However, don’t use it to be a standard.

Suppose you’re looking to become an expert on everything color-related, fascinated by flesh tones. To create natural-looking portraits, no one beats high-quality skin tones.

Heavy Vignetting

Nothing shouts “amateur hour” as much as vignetting in the extreme, regardless of whether it’s an authentic artifact or done as post-processing, a worse crime.

Get your crop more precise, or buy frames. A good photographer doesn’t need this sort of trick to help people pay attention to the focus.

Writing On Images

Another unprofessional and distracting move that adds nothing to the image. It also deprives the viewer of the ability to understand the meaning on their own, instead of encouraging viewers to consider instead of telling them what to think about.

This is just as bad as bikini-clad ladies holding assault rifles to make your photos scream “trailer rubbish.”

The best photography is by itself and doesn’t need help to evoke emotion from the viewer. Beware of the urge to hold them in your eye and then drag them to where you’d like them to be.