Utilize Color Theory to Effectively Incorporate Color


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Using color according to color theory

Color is a dynamic tool, no matter how you use it. Artists have known this forever, and photographers discovered it when color film was invented in 1907. In this video I'll go over how to use color to create compositional movement and mood in your photographs. So let's start with a little color theory. You're probably familiar with the color wheel. The primary colors are red, blue, and yellow. For reflective art, like paintings, you use these colors to mix all others.

In photography, our computer monitors mix color with red, green, and blue, but don't worry--the theory is the same for all of them. Colors that are opposite of each other on a color wheel work very well together. These are called complementary colors. Blue is opposite orange, violet is opposite yellow. Colors are not all equal when it comes to how our mind interprets them. Warm colors advance, while cool colors recede. You can use this to create depth and movement in your photographs.

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Using color according to color theory
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