Tips for Putting Colour in to Your Photography
Colour can add interest and emotional impact to your photographs; vibrant reds, oranges and yellows evokes energy while blues and greens are restful to our eyes.
A popular subject of coloured pencils well captured by Capture queen
The human eye is drawn to contrast in a photograph, along with its symmetry. One way of adding contrast is by using opposite primary colours of the spectrum to your images such as red against green, or yellow against blue, these contrasts in colour can hold a veiwers attention.
Vibrant blue contrasting with the yellow and the crisp, sharp lines gives this image real visual impact, a well taken image by Khalid Albaih
Isolate your subject with colour
Look for bright, vibrant colour on a neutral background, even a small amount of colour on your subject isolated from a neutral background gives real impact to a photograph.
The wonderful colours of the trees against the blue sky really makes this picture stand out, image by Christopher Gosselin
Nature contains harmonious colours, just look at autumn trees, animals, and the colourful plumage of birds such as the peacock at the bottom of the page, but don’t just look at the big picture, insects such as the Dragonfly have really bold colours when seen close-up.
A beautiful macro shot with amazing colours by Spettacolopuro
Its not just the bright primary colours that makes an interesting photograph, muted pastel colours can add a softness and restful mood.
This tranquil scene of soft pinks and light blue was taken by Kevin Dooley
Whatever you like to photograph, colour, chosen wisely, with good composition, will reflect mood and will make your photographs really stand out.
Wonderful colours of a peacock displaying by Irargerich
Colourful bird plumage by Ana Cotta
Water drops by Dima Bushkov
Awesome sunset by Pilottage
*Featured image by Kaibara