Title: Sucker Punch.
This past week I was talking to a young photographer / artist about their photos and brought up Color Theory. Much to my surprise he looked right back at me with the “deers in headlights” look. So there I was - the teacher, I sat him down and pulled up a website and we spent 3 hours going over it and how it related to his potential photography.
So What is Color Theory?
After reading through the above link… think about it, take the words in and then look at past works or works that inspire you and see if you can find a direct link. Being aware of the effects of color, and using it conciously, can be a great tool in photography. Besides, it’s also fun using colors actively when you photograph. It’s a great exercise going out to shoot colors. Choose a specific color, and see how many scenes you find that will emphasize that color. This will greatly increase your color awareness. Color Theory is the basis of creativity and is just as important as composition.