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Creating creative photos – combine similarity + contrast

I Wanna Be Creative!

This post was inspired by the amusing photos of US photographer Brock Davis.


I encourage my son to express himself through photography and today I’m giving my son two easy tips inspired by Brock’s work.

Here’s one of my boy’s photos from on top of the Empire State Building.O photo empire state

The easy-to-remember “formula” involves combining things that have similarity + contrast.

Let’s look at another great Brock photo.

brock davis heelYou can see that the icecream cone looks similar to the heel on a high-heel shoe. Yet there is also an “edgy contrast“.

Whereas the heel is designed to be solid and stable (well a stable as a high heel can be!) – the icecream cone is squishy and soft. Plus you’ll note the contrast between the dark foot and leg and the white cone.


To re-vist that cake shot – the slice of cake looks similar to a ramp –…

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