The basics of color


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The basics of color

I've been asking you to shoot in black and white throughout this course and I hope by now it's obvious why. When you take color out of the equation, you get down to pure geometry and form, and that can make developing and experimenting with your compositional vocabulary much easier. But of course, we live in a color world and so a lot of times, and maybe for you all the time you're going to want to shoot in color. As I said earlier though, working with color is hard, color is an entirely different layer of information that's set on top of your image, and now you've seen the importance of simplifying your image to help make the subject and background more clearly defined. Well if you're adding more information in the form of color, your image immediately gets more complex.

Nevertheless, there are some simple guidelines you can follow for composing with color. Color composition is a very complex subject and we're not going to be able to go in to great depth here ...

The basics of color
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The basics of color provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Composition

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