Lesson 5: The Power Of Colour

  • Lesson 5: The Power Of Colour

  • Anthony

    Teacher
    May 21, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Images and discussion for this lesson

  • Anonymous

    Member
    June 25, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Part 1 of Challenge 5: The Power of Colour.

    Since I´ve just recently started on this journey, I haven´t actually an archive that´s worth any attention. But I know I haven´t really given colors´ impact on a photograph or affect on the viewer much thought at all. I´ve simply photographed what I find beautiful or interesting, without reflecting on the colors in that particular scene. Since I´m surrounded by the sea there are lots of blue in my pictures. I love to photograph the ocean, a beautiful sky, birds. I also find so much beautiness in the natur with flowers and grass and threes and animals, and take quite some pictures of pinks, reds, and yellows, and of course does green appear a lot. What I´ve learnt in this course really makes sence. I can fell the joyful energi from red and orange hues, and the calmness from blue. After this course I think I´m now more aware of my use of color in a scene, and I hope I can use that knowledge as part of my compositions.

    • Anthony

      Teacher
      July 1, 2020 at 3:56 pm

      That is the plan – to start now with that deeper understanding of colour! Yiipee!

  • Anonymous

    Member
    June 25, 2020 at 12:10 pm
  • Anonymous

    Member
    June 25, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Blues…

  • Anonymous

    Member
    June 26, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    I’ve posted this one before, at the symmetry challenge, but I think my friend here deserves his place here as well as he represents such a great example of how wonderful blue and green work together. It’s a bit contradictory, though, as blue and green (especially blue) are said to be calming, yet they are the peacock’s colors for both to excite the females and threaten his rivals.

  • Anonymous

    Member
    June 26, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    More blues…I don’t know how the sky became purple. I didn’t do that post process.

    • Anthony

      Teacher
      July 1, 2020 at 3:55 pm

      It is a little purple but purple is mostly a blue. Very nice.

  • Anonymous

    Member
    July 4, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Complementary colors.

  • Anonymous

    Member
    July 5, 2020 at 3:45 am

    Colors. I just love flowers.

  • Marcy

    Student
    July 8, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    Lesson 5 power of color part one:

    I have never used color as emotion in my photography. I’ve never given it a thought even when looking at other images. Other than the reaction of that’s loud, I’m not even sure I notice the color. Where ever I have lived, other than vegetation to include fall color, every thing has been subdued colors, earth tones. So this is a whole new experience. I’ve been working at this for a month. Other than road signs and sunsets I’m hard pressed to find “color” here. This is some old stuff of color or lack there of. These pretty much sum everything up except sunsets.

  • Marcy

    Student
    July 8, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Lesson 5 power of color part two: Finding color today.

    I did finally find a hint of soft relaxing blue in the city park. There is a little book box trimmed in blue and almost matches the hammock along with an art piece. I would have been nice to have caught someone using the hammock as intended but every time I go down to the park the parents are pushing the kids in it like its a playground swing which is the opposite of what I was trying to capture. I guess in the end it is happiness but not relaxing with the screaming. Then we have a whimsical yellow train by the tracks. It reminded me of happy children heading off to dreamland with the twilight in the background.

    • Anthony

      Teacher
      July 11, 2020 at 11:27 am

      Some are not so strong with colour but fill the brief. Others, like the yellow/blue image soar with colour. Well done.

  • Marcy

    Student
    July 20, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    Second attempt at color with a huge nudge of vision from fellow LM Amy, thanks lady. My favorite now is the yellow and blue paired with the words smarter chaos as I see more humor there now with that color scheme.

    • Anthony

      Teacher
      July 24, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      Good work. Are you feeling the colours have an emotion effect in the images?

  • Michelle

    Student
    August 19, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    I’ve been thinking about this lesson for over 2 months. When I look in my archive, my favourite photos are those with blues and yellows, usually in the evening or early morning, often with a single person or object and the mood tends towards solitude, quiet, peace and sometimes a bit of loneliness. It’s funny because where I live it’s all green, grey, mountains, rock, bright blue skies and white snow. Almost the opposite of the photos in my archive that most inspire me to go back for a second look. I’m certainly not finished examining how colour affects my photos and what I see.

  • Marcia Clement

    Student
    March 18, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    A few photos from my archives that use colour somewhat intentionally.

  • Marcia Clement

    Student
    March 18, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    I didn’t shoot any new photos specifically for this challenge but these are some taken since joining Light Monkeys; hopefully, I was using colour a bit more intentionally. (I realize I like chains and the colour blue.)

Log in to reply.

Original Post
0 of 0 posts June 2018
Now