The Weekend Photo Project: ‘composition – colour’

The Weekend Photo Project: 'composition - colour'


it’s one of the most obvious elements of composition

When you are aware of the effects of colour, and use it consciously, it can be a great tool in photography. It can be used to convey emotion, create balance, highlight contrasts – and can have a great impact on how one perceives the photo.

You don’t have to have a degree in colour therapy – but if you understand how hue, saturation and brightness work together, then you’re on your way to getting ‘colour’ under control.

As always, here’s a little reading on the topic:

  1. Using Colour to Create Strong Photo Compositions – Picture Correct
  2. How to Use Colour in Photographic Composition (with 9 Gorgeous Examples) – Light Stalking
  3. Colour Composition: Using Subtle Colour – Digital Photography School
  4. Using Colour Boldly – Digital Photography School
  5. Simply Beautiful Photos: Palette – National Geographic

what colour will you use this weekend?

Here’s where you can share your Weekend Photo Project photos –

Facebook: Create an album (title suggestion – My Weekend Photo Project) and upload your photos (and don’t forget to add the hashtag #twpp now that FB does hashtags). You can make your album public so that anyone can have a look at your photos or you can share your photos with me over on my biz page.

Your blog: Upload your photos to your blog and share them with the wide world. Leave a link here so that others can follow the snail-trail.

Flickr: Share your photos at The Weekend Photo Project group.

Pinterest: If you’re on Pinterest create a board for your weekend photos. Don’t forget to add the tag #twpp so that others can search for them. I have a The Weekend Photo Project Pinterest board that I’m going to invite people to pin on. If you’d love to be involved, follow the board and I’ll send you an invite!

Instagram: Snap a photo with you phone or i-device and upload your photo to Instagram. You’ll find me here on Instagram. Don’t forget to add #twpp to your caption. Proceed to share!

Twitter: Use Instagram, link to your Pinterest board or your blog. And remember to add #twpp as your hashtag.

Anywhere else you like: I’m sure I’ve left out others ways of sharing, so leave a comment below and let everyone know where your photos will be!

Be sure and leave a comment below to let me (and everyone else) know where you’ll be sharing your photos. Visit other peoples photos. Like them. Comment.

and please, share The Weekend Photo Project – the more people we can get involved, the more fun it will be

Don’t forget that the prompts are open to interpretation – there is no right or wrong photo – just the photo you make of your world as you see it.

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