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Using Exaggeration in Your Photos

PF 058: Try Using Exaggeration in Your Photos

Why Using Exaggeration in Your Photos Can Enhance Your Subject

Hello, and thank you for listening to The Photo Flunky Show. We hope this gives you some ideas to try out.

In this episode, we talked about using exaggeration in your photos as a creative and fun way to bring out your subject. It doesn't work for every subject, but it's another tool in your bag to use when you think it's appropriate.

We discussed three ways to use exaggeration.

With a fisheye lens.

It's a specialty lens and you may not own one. However, it's relatively inexpensive to rent and can be a lot of fun to use.

using exaggeration in your photos

Breaking the plane

Objects closer to the lens than your subject can distort and appear larger. In this case, I made a portrait of a friend in New York City who has an extensive collection of rubber ducks. This isn't a technique that I would normally recommend for a portrait, but it worked for her case.

using exaggeration in your photos

Selective Saturation and Vibrance

Normally, the Saturation slider can get you into a lot of trouble with a photo. It can make some colors rather garish. Used selectively, such as on the fireworks in this photo, it brings out a lot of color to show the subject.

Check out the show for details.

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