1. Have a pop of color
A woman in a long red evening dress with fishtail skirt and a fur stole and a man in a suit walking through snow in the city
People with umbrellas on street, elevated view (blurred motion)
Man with bowtie and balloons — Image by © Brüderchen & Schwesterchen GmbH/Corbis
If you can add just one thing with a great color to your image, you’ll be able to draw the attention in and really make it pop!
2. Watch your backgrounds
Five adults waiting for the bus in an urban area
Portrait of mature woman sitting in front of orange wall
Portrait of smiling woman Times Square New York City USA
Stylish teenage girl sitting on sidewalk with camera in front of graffiti wall
Whether you use a solid background, or a low aperature with bright colored objects as your background, having a base for your photo is will help it stand out.
3. Use the lines of architecture
Businessman Looking Up — Image by © Steve Prezant/Corbis
Woman in denim jacket on urban street
These photographers chose to use the rooftops of the buildings to almost point towards the models. Genius!
4. Bring a furry friend
Portrait of grey poodle on city sidewalk
Caucasian man walking dog on wet city sidewalk
Who doesn’t love seeing an adorable puppy out and about downtown. Bring yours along for some fun too!