One of my favourite aspects of photography is the use of colour. At first I had to accept that not only candid, spontaneous shots are fun. Carefully planned and arranged photos attract the viewer’s attention while the creation of a plan for my next photo keeps my brain occupied in boring meetings or on my way to work.
Shades of one single colour
One of the easier elements to arrange and compose (or find – if you are really lucky) in my opinion is colour. So this week I would like to ask you to create a colour photo that consists mainly of shades of one single color. The choice of subject is up to you. But please try to make it stand out even if you cannot use colour to separate it from the background. You can use other techniques like composition or as in Tonya’s challenge creative aperture.
Colour helps creating a certain mood
When you analyse certain types of photos but also movies you become aware that colours carry some context for us and can shift the mood and therefore the meaning of a photo.
Great examples of monochrome color photos and explanations about the colours can be found in this brief article on the Digital Photography School website.
Examples of monochrome color photos
If you need more inspiration on subjects or composition please have a look at the mood board I created for this challenge on Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.de/luke5520/monochrome-photography/
- Take a new photo in shades of just one single colour
- Apply the basic elements composition and separate your subject from the background
- SOOC (straight out of camera) or edited post your photo during the week of Sunday, July 11 and Saturday, July 18.
- Please remember to comment on at least FIVE photo submissions this week by answering the question “why?” in your comments. In other words, “why do I like (or not like) this photo?” or “why did this photo catch my eye?” Thank you!
The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple
- Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
- Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr(or both). Tag the photo: #2021photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
- Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2021 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.