Add Some Color To Your Images And Make Them Epic

Add Some Color To Your Images And Make Them Epic

How many times you had to come up with ideas for creative portraits and got stuck for days with the same boring ideas? I can guess it happened many times. Sometimes anything cool or creative can seem too complicated to execute and sometimes you think you need a whole team of professionals to help with with creating it. Here is one super simple idea that is very easy to shoot, and the results are always interesting and creative. I'm talking about paint. A lot of it.

I had few photoshoots where I used paint to create something different, and each photo was easy to produce, and the results were always great (in my opinion of course). Just to give you the idea how simple it was to shoot it, check out the last image in this post. It's a self portrait I took few months ago (yes, had to shoot it with my eyes closed). Took me less than 5 minutes to shoot it, and I did it alone, with no help by anyone. I'm saying it just to prove you it's something you can do yourself with anyone you shoot. It's fun, it's messy, and it looks cool.

If you ever experimented with paint or pigments on set, share your results in the comments below or in our Facebook Group.

Rainbow Veins
Photo: Megan Wilson Photography.

Explosions.
Photo: alexstoddard.

24/52 | I've Been So Rooted In The Past.
Photo: Jared Tyler.

I'm sorry Mrs. Jackson
Photo: Aaron Nace.

Day 30/365 - Good Morning
Photo: Emma.

We Will Prevail
Photo: Matthias Weinberger.

Decoupage
Photo: Michela.

Grown Ups
Photo: Gurbir Grewal.

Day 65/365 - For Absolution
Photo: Emma.

if you have any flaws we haven't noticed them
Photo: Ruby James.

10/52 | Things We Can't Let Go Of.
Photo: Jared Tyler

Don't Lose Yourself
Photo: Aaron Nace.

Tova
Photo: Rebecka Alva.

Transitioning From Black and White
Photo: Joel Robison.

Paint Self Portrait
Photo: Noam Galai.

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14 Comments

I like these alot

Bob Bell's picture

Ace!

I dig it! Great Self Portrait

This is a self portrait I did with paint a few years back you can see the bigger photo on my flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/ar_photography/3246365040/in/set-7215761298... I agree it is a really easy and CHEAP way to do a creative portrait. Sometimes the props are just lying around your house, you just have to use a little imagination!

This is a self portrait I did with paint a few years back you can see the bigger photo on my flickr www.flickr.com/photos/ar_photography/3246365040 I agree it is a really easy and CHEAP way to do a creative portrait. Sometimes the props are just lying around your house, you just have to use a little imagination!

P.S.(P.S.woops! I seem to have posted this twice once as guest and I can't delete it )

This is a self portrait I did with paint a few years back you can see the bigger photo on my flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/ar_photography/3246365040/ I agree it is a really easy and CHEAP way to do a creative portrait. Sometimes the props are just lying around your house, you just have to use a little imagination!

What kind of paint do you use?

Noam Galai's picture

People use different types of paint as you can see in the photos. I just used 3 bottles of kid-friendly paint like this: http://www.amazon.com/ALEX®-Toys-Artist-Studio-Assorted/dp/B004K1EZ60/
I used just 3 colors, paid around $7 for it. The reason I chose this paint is because I knew it's going to be eye-friendly (and mouth friendly)... And it was. Paint got in my eyes, it got in my mouth... but nothing happened.

Awesome, thanks!

From a series I shot last year. http://karumo.se

Josiah Mendoza's picture

Add a colorful costume to give it a little more punch
http://www.flickr.com/photos/josiahmendoza/9198790352/

i'm giulio! please look my photos on flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/giuliomusardo/9550111624/