13 Award Winning Photographers on Framing a Slice of Life

 
Photograph/Zeki Yavuzak

Photograph/Zeki Yavuzak

Zeki Yavuzak is a teacher by profession, and enjoys photography on the side. He won the third prize in HIPA’s Life in Colour category.

Zeki Yavuzak is a teacher by profession, and enjoys photography on the side. He won the third prize in HIPA’s Life in Colour category.

“I was quite surprised to see how all the different shades of red came together harmoniously, to create this photograph bursting with colour.”

In preparation for the winter months, women in Aydin, a place in Turkey, dry vegetables in necklace-like strings. The colourful preparation of red peppers, eggplant and zucchini are generally made by women, teenagers and children, as a means of earning extra money. As I made my way through the rows of vegetables, I happened to notice this young girl. Despite having worked the entire day, she was still brimming with energy and enthusiasm. I guess it was her happiness that I was most drawn to, which resulted in this vibrant photograph.

Zeki’s Tip
Using Shallow Depth of Field
If you notice that the scene before you has a lot of activity going on in the background, just use a shallow depth of field to isolate your main subject from the clutter, and bring it to prominence.

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