The Hue of You
First and foremost, I like making my images obvious pictures of color! Rather than look for leaves, trees, waterfalls, birds, flowers, boats, or bridges, focus your time and vision on red, yellow, blue, orange, green or purple. Color FIRST and content SECOND!
The above image was shot using my Nikon D300 with a Lensbaby Composer Pro attachment. Learn more about how the Lensbaby is a great addition to your camera bag HERE.
One Important Element - Contrasting colors
Contrast is a great way of composing your shot and make colors pop! Contrast can be light on dark or bright color over dull colors. The above image has great contrast with the bright and lighter colored leaf against the darker collection. Contrast creates images with impact! As you venture into the field keep this idea in your thoughts as you search for subjects.
What is the number one mistake that people make when it comes to color?
You the photographer are the “filter” that gets rid of everything that isn’t important inside, around, and in back of, the image you are about to take. If that “filter” isn’t working, if there are colors that don’t support one another, and distracting objects that don’t play a specific role, you end up with a not so great looking image.
Even Black and White!
Color and contrast are important even as a factor for black and white photography as seen in this shot I took this weekend.
Thank you for visiting my website. Hope you learned something you can use the next time you are out shooting!