Photo 101, Day eleven : A pop of color

Today, pay attention to how color affects your images. Experiment with one color, and think about how to feature it prominently.

Today’s Tip: As you train your eye to look for color, keep it simple:

  • Choose one bold color against a neutral background, instead of several colors competing for attention in a scene.
  • Look for a strong color within a basic composition of uncomplicated lines — your pop of color will stand out more.
  • Continue to experiment with light and POV as you shoot color-as-subject — the color may transform as you move.
  • Don’t ignore soft, pastel shades — colors like mint and pink can make statements, too.
  • Juxtapose pastels with black and darker shades.
Blue and pastel pink
Blue and pastel pink

Soft pink brightens up the blue giving the windows and reflection a sparkle.

Yellow spots and bright orange
Yellow spots and bright orange

Orange brightens up the street and buildings

Yellow. Red spot in the blue
Yellow. Red spot in the blue

Calm and peaceful – pastel blue.

What do you think? Which color gives you the best feeling about the photo?

Your comment is appreciated!

8 responses to “Photo 101, Day eleven : A pop of color”

  1. Ek hou van die blou en pastelpienk.Die blou het dadelik my aandag getrek.Dis ‘n pragtige foto!


    1. Stem saam, dis n blou blou en trek die aandag.


  2. Die oranje is baie treffend!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Stem! Wys jou wat oranje of selfs geel doen aan n foto.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. The orange pops with color!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I agree with you. I’ve taken a few different shots of the orange canoes and they do something to the photo.

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