Colour pop is a photography term that is described as ‘a digital effect in which part of an image is shown in colour, the rest of the image being in grey or a dull monochrome’.
All in all it doesn’t sound too fancy. It is an effect that is used a lot in photography. Some might say it is being overused. It is not a difficult effect to achieve, many cameras and apps are designed to get the job done quickly and easily, and to give photos a dramatic look by converting them to grey or black and white, and keeping a select detail in colour.
However, even though it is considered a bit daggy by many photographers, it is very popular with the wider public. It is a fun look, that can be very effective. The viewers eye and attention is drawn to the coloured areas, making it altogether a striking image and a good experience for your eyes.
Naturally, I’ve played around with it, too, although trying to stay away from the cliche red umbrella in the black and white rainy landscape. It’s a fine line.
Using local scenes, this is some of what I’ve come up with so far.