One thing I have always told my students: “Include something red”. OK, that is a little exaggerated. But there is a grain of truth!

Look at today’s image, of the Hoover Dam:

Hoover Dam (Photo: © Michael Willems Photographer)

Hoover Dam (Photo: © Michael Willems Photographer)

What makes this a good image? Well.. I would say: the wide angle, the colours, the tilt, the rule of thirds, the curves, and, as the cherry on top, the red car. A little contrast like that is great. Juxtapositions. Contrast. Storytelling. And red, in a green and brown and blue nature scene.



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