13 Award Winning Photographers on Framing a Slice of Life

 
Photograph/Mujeeb Rahman

Photograph/Mujeeb Rahman

Mujeeb Rahman's keen interest in the rural and urban life in India and abroad, has taken him to over 25 countries across the globe. He won the fourth prize in HIPA’s Life in Colour category.

Mujeeb Rahman’s keen interest in the rural and urban life in India and abroad, has taken him to over 25 countries across the globe. He won the fourth prize in HIPA’s Life in Colour category.

“To me, nothing expresses joy as much as the young beaming child sprinting around in excitement.”

Made at one of the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Shimla, the photograph was in fact an unexpected encounter. I was busy shooting the area around, when suddenly I noticed the boy jumping in the air trying to reach the flags. It made me think that even though these boys have vowed to lead the lives of contemplative monks, at the end of the day, they are all young spirited children.

Mujeeb’s Tip
Adding a Spurt of Colour
The more the colours in your frame, the more dynamic the photograph. With kids, especially, it is a good idea to play with vibrant colours. Bright hues make the children look energetic and excited. This can also help you make the photos look fun and full of life. However, ensure that you balance the colours perfectly, so that they do not end up overpowering the children in the scene.

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