Photo of the Day

A colorful crowd of celebrants
September 8, 2011

Holi Celebration, India

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

What makes this shot work is the dramatic burst of blue spurting into the crowd. No matter how frenetic and energy-filled the scene is, there still needs to be a moment among the frenzy. The blue hand also gives us one sharp point of focus in a sea of turbaned heads. Importantly, the vibrant blue contrasts so well with the yellows and the reds, making the whole scene alive with vitality.

Photo Tip: When shooting a bustling crowd scene, it’s especially important that you capture a moment, a specific something happening amid the chaos.

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Photograph by Anurag Kumar, My Shot

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