OBJECTIVE:  COMPOSE PHOTOS WITH A MONOCHROMATIC COLOR SCHEME The technical meaning of monochromatic is “of one color.” Black and white photos are monochromatic (because black and white are really just different shades of no color). Because most of us don’t shoot with black & white film, we create monochromatic photos in 3 ways: JPG shooters can use the…

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OBJECTIVE:  Control Color Saturation We’ve talked about looking at the color in your photos in several ways. You can choose colors based on: How similar they are to other colors in your scene (tonal & analogous combinations) How different they are from other colors in your scene (complementary or contrasting colors) How warm or cool they are in…

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OBJECTIVE:  SHOOT AN IMAGE WITH PREDOMINANTLY COOL COLORS Remember from yesterday that greens, blues & purples are the “cool” colors? Today, find cool colors in your life and make a photo from what you see. I took the photo above just before a huge rainstorm in the mountains. Nature gave me a scene that was predominantly cool.…

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OBJECTIVE:  TAKE A PHOTO WITH WARM COLORS Those of you who have taken my editing classes have heard a lot of talk about warm & cool images. And in an editing context, we are usually trying to correct an image that is unrealistically warm or cool. But today, we’re talking about getting it right on camera.…

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