Photography Cliches

posted April 12th, 2012
I just read this article and thought some of you might enjoy it.

http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/photography-cliches/

The cliches mentioned are:

Selective Coloring
Dutch Angle (Over Tilt)
Big Watermarks
HDR
Writing/Phrases
Heavy Vignetting

Now show me some your cliches, we've ALL done it!





posted April 12th, 2012
Sorry, can't get the link to work. I tried, so you will have to copy and paste...
posted April 12th, 2012
Haha this made me giggle. Here's one that makes me cringe. There is just so much wrong with this other than the selective colour but oh well.
posted April 12th, 2012
Here are some of mine :)




posted April 12th, 2012
Guilty! LOL... This was my attempt at selective color:



Dutch angle:



I won't even go there with the heavy vignetting... I do that way too often!
posted April 12th, 2012
omg - worst selective colouring/oversaturation EVER
posted April 12th, 2012
Selective colouring:

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posted April 12th, 2012
Selective colour for me as well!



posted April 12th, 2012
I am a Dutch angle junkie I believe (though I didn't know it was called that!) ..:/





posted April 12th, 2012
I do the tilt all the time! I love it!



posted April 12th, 2012
Jo
Sod it - I AM A CLICHE!!!!
posted April 12th, 2012
Early in my project I took this terrible photo of the Washington Monument and got a parking ticket in the process. I had to fix the pic somehow and heavy vignetting was my choice. I like how the monument looks like it's sitting in the middle of overgrown weeds - a sort ot day-after effect.


And here is my second cliche - "the phrase". I dont' have any others but that's only because I don't know how to do the other stuff.

posted April 12th, 2012
Amy
I do all of these :P

posted April 12th, 2012
@amers79 are all of yours to the left like that? Mine are...it was funny to realize that!
posted April 12th, 2012
Totally cringe worthy -



Selective color -



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vignette



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HDR



posted April 12th, 2012
Well it's nice to know I rarely use this cliche- but I did use it in Jan.
posted April 12th, 2012
here you go, vignetting and writing in one...I'm sorry but I love a cliche! lol

posted April 12th, 2012
@karens68 I so want to change rose to Nose in your photo......
posted April 12th, 2012
@pwallis what the heck did you do that sweet childs eyes.

@cfitzgerald while we are all probably guilty of most of these (nope, no watermark or heavy tilt from me though). I think the key is to learn the technique, know you can do it and then sometimes walk away. I am going to try "Batch Editing" as paint shop calls it which others may call hdr this weekend, and then I think once I learn it I will be done with it.
posted April 12th, 2012
@brumbe Personally, cliches don't bother me. I think it's fun to learn the craft, as you said. Yes, they do get overdone and we are all guilty of them. On the other hand, it is SUPER fun to play. This thread is just meant to poke a little fun at ourselves as well as share the article that made me think of our 365 community today. :-)
posted April 12th, 2012
i can't help it i love vignetting. but mostly i don't consider the things i post here very serious. i do love playing as others have said!

posted April 12th, 2012
@crimper_chun I love them too! Photography would be so boring if we didn't play around :)
posted April 12th, 2012
@cfitzgerald too right!!! ;-)
posted April 12th, 2012
I must admit I love SC. I don't do it too often but here are two recent ones both taken in March



posted April 12th, 2012
@amyhughes Haha! Yes, I guess I like to tilt to the left! People always comment on my angles and I don't even realize it....I just automatically do it! I think it makes things look more interesting:)
posted April 12th, 2012
I am guilty of most of these, but here are two that should be included on the list:

Cornering


Globes
posted April 12th, 2012
Guilty ;)

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posted April 12th, 2012
@shadesofgrey LOLOLOLOLOL. That would be awesome and a much better shot. At least it would give you a laugh
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ooh I don't think I've done any of those yet! Though I'll stand corrected if anyone finds a cliche in my album, haha!
posted April 12th, 2012
WORST dutch angle....ever.
posted April 12th, 2012
I guess I tilt a lot of cars lol!



posted April 12th, 2012
@cfitzgerald I actually showed someone a selective color photo they were in and he asked me why he was in black and white. I could not post one at work since I cleaned off all my personal photos a month ago. I will post later.
posted April 12th, 2012
Leading Lines
posted April 13th, 2012
Two of my favourite photos from my project use two of these. My selective colour one is very subtle though, and the HDR is not over saturated, but I think they still count...

Selective Colour


HDR


I use HDR a lot, actually, but I realised quite quickly that it tends to look better the more subtle it is. Most of the time - exceptions do occur.
posted April 13th, 2012
I had fun making this.

posted April 13th, 2012

I over saturated this one, although I did like the color outcome though!
posted April 13th, 2012
Peter seems angry haha...I think I've only done one of the cliche's, selective color! Well I have an HDR setting in an app that I use all the time but it isn't really HDR so neener neener neener!
;-P

Oh I found one with SC and heavy vignetting!!




OK this one has both too lol...


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Selective colour:


Tilt:
posted April 13th, 2012
@karens68 Oh please do this shot. A multiple finger in nose shot with the quote.
posted April 13th, 2012

This was my first and only vignette, never done it before and i dont know if i like it (feel free to critique it!) i tried to only do it very lightly.
posted April 13th, 2012

Selective colour i do a bit but i find even though its a cliche my friends (who i take pics for!) seem to really love it, is it just the photography world who doesnt like it?
posted April 13th, 2012

Genereally i straighten everything, this is the worst crooked shot i could find, did on purpose and it looks horrid!
posted April 13th, 2012

tilt and HDR, really bad ;-)
posted April 14th, 2012
only have one photo (I think) on here on this project that would apply.
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