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Friendly Friday Challenge – Colour Harmonies

Do you have an eye for colour in your photography?

Using colour helps to create mood and feelings in photographs and may result in a photo that is more pleasing to the eye.

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baklandet buildings

Photographers can create a heightened level of visual interest and enhance photos by seeking out particular colour harmonies in the environment.

Such colour combinations may be

  • analogous
  • complementary
  • monochromatic

Capturing Reds, Yellows and Orange tones is an example of an Analogous colour scheme.

Seeking out or deliberately combining the following colours may complement and enhance each other.

  • Oranges and Blues
  • Reds with Greens
  • Yellows with Purple

Keep in mind the saturation and the value of colours will alter the way they go together.

gardens

A split complementary colour scheme might include shades of Red, Orange and Blueish-green. Josef Alber’s images are an example.

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Using a certain background colour in our photographs can also influence how our subject appears. There is more of an explanation here relating to using colour to enhance food photography.

This week’s prompt for Friendly Friday is for you to find or create

Colour Harmonies

Trondheim river

Create a Friendly Friday Challenge Post

Simply add a pingback and tag ‘Friendly Friday – Colour Harmonies‘ to your own post, then return here, leave a comment below adding your published link, so we can find your post.

If this is your first challenge contribution, there is a full set of instructions on how to join the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge on my blog header.

Everyone is welcome to join in.

I will return in two weeks time with another Friendly Friday post.

Next week, you will be in the able hands of Sandy, my Friendly Friday co-host, who will post the new Friendly Friday prompt.

95 thoughts on “Friendly Friday Challenge – Colour Harmonies”

              1. I always use PicsArt to make my collages. I like that the don’t make you put a watermark on them like other apps do. I use Pixlr all of the time to resize my phone images for use on my blog to save space. It’s nice that there are so many options to choose from.

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      1. It’s also fickle. I’ll post something and think, “This is brilliant.” The rest of the world will say, “Whatever.”
        There are times I’ll think, “Whatever.” But everyone else writes, “Great Job.”
        And yet we keep posting—because it’s fun. 😁

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    1. I feel sure that there is some science behind the colour theory. Josef Albers wrote a whole book and investigated it some years ago. I think we shoot what appeals to our eyes, but it might help a staged photographic composition more than a natural set up.

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