This week was all about breaking some rules! We talked about how overexposing your images can create mood, make your subject softer, and add some drama! From sunsets to the beach to in the clouds, you all looked like such rebels!

Here are this week’s rule breaking 15 overexposed photographs!

15 Overexposed Photographs

15 overexposed photographs

1. Diana Uyder – This is a great example of how overexposing your image can convey the time of day! It feels like an early morning ride of the waves. By overexposing a tad, your image has great warm tones.15 overexposed photographs

2. Kessie Jennissen – This is an awesome sunset! It’s hazy due to a little overexposing and it helped create an awesome silhouette.

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3. Terri Sims – Normally when I photograph a flower, I love a crisp photo. However, the haziness for the sunflower really works in this one. It really shows off the color in the petals.

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4. Alison Allan-Harper – The colors in your photograph are gorgeous! By overexposing your background, it really helped nail the exposure on your subject. I’m usually not a fan of the tilt but breaking the rule really worked this time!

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5. Violet Lufkin - Overexposing during the golden hours can really make your photos magical! Your photo is very airy but your subject is still tack sharp!

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6. Colleen Richart – Another good example of when you have to overexpose {or blow out the sky} to get an awesome picture! The fence in the bottom left is a little distracting to beautiful photograph.  I would probably crop it out!

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7. Wendy Dunne – I love the colors {or lack thereof} in your photograph! It has the appearance of a black and white photo until you look at the golden light coming from the sky!

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8. Kristin Hendricks  – What a cutie! You had a very difficult obstacle in this shot: the pink bathing suit! In the bright sun, the pink can create a color cast on the face. By overexposing your background, you solved that problem!

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9. Annamrie Lamser – This is a gorgeous black and white! I wouldn’t have thought to convert my shell photo in black and white but now I might have to try it!

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10. Melanie Barrett – Amazing! Your colors are so crisp and bold! I love that you didn’t overexpose the sky too much so that we can still the beautiful blue day.

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11. Barb Tatum – I love to overexpose an image when I am trying to catch some awesome sun flare. And boy did you! Your sunflare is like an extension of the light globes. This is a great way to give life in an inanimate object!

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12. Susan Padilla – This could be a beach resort ad! The overexposure adds a hazy layer to your photo that helps set the mood of your photo. Also, I just have to love those golden tones!

15 overexposed photographs

13. Becky Kiesel - I feel like I am floating on the clouds in your photo! Simply amazing! It’s very simple and by sticking to the rule of thirds you really convey how vast your photo spans.

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14. Julie Richter – This photo is so fun! You did an amazing job capturing the falling water. The bright colors really help give your photo a fun feel!

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15. Barbara Berg  – The golden sun and haze really highlight your beautiful subject! It really adds a soft touch to her!

15 overexposed photographs

 Now that you’ve seen them, tell us which photograph is your favorite!

Missed the tutorial? Check out how to break the rules and overexpose!

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