Towards the end of the semester I like to give this assignment to my Digital Photography class. Even though the subject is completely open this is inevitably the assignment that students say they have the most difficulty with.
So, my challenge to you, the reader, is to take this photo assignment and give it a try. What do you think?
Photo Scavenger Hunt II – Color Schemes.
- This project may take a bit longer, so don’t procrastinate.
- You will need to keep you eyes open and your camera on you at all time to catch all of these color schemes.
- You may also have to set up some of this as still life photos using props.
- You may enhance and or augment the found color schemes in Photoshop or Lightroom. For example, if you have a photo that has your 2 complimentary colors, like red and green, but it also has blue, if you want to enhance the contrast you could remove the blue using Lightroom or Photoshop.
Please submit 10 photos. One each depicting the different color schemes listed.
Find and photograph the various color schemes. Using a digital camera please photograph find and/or create a photo that delineates one of each of the various color schemes.
- No snapshots of friends and family.
- No Sunsets allowed!
- Label which photo you feel demonstrates which color scheme!
1. Neutral Colors – (All grays, browns, blacks, or whites)
2. Monochromatic Colors – A photo that is made up of variations of just one color.
- For example all reds and pinks.
- Or a photo that is all blues. Light blue, dark blue, etc…
3. Primary Colors – A photo that has mainly the 3 primary colors in it: red, yellow and blue.
4. Secondary Colors – A photo that is made up of mainly the 3 secondary colors: purple, green and orange.
5. Analogous Colors – A photo that is made up of all colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.
- For example red, red-orange, and orange.
- Or blue, blue-green and green
- Or purple, purple-red, and red
6. Complementary Colors – A photo that is made up of opposite or complementary colors. For example:
- Red and green
- Or blue and orange
- Or yellow and purple
7. Split complementary – A photo that is made up of a color and the two colors that are next to it’s complementary color. For example:
- Red and Blue-Green or Green-Yellow
- Blue and Orange-Red or Orange-Yellow
- Purple and Yellow-Green or Yellow-Orange
- Yellow and Purple-Red or Purple-Blue
8. Warm Colors – A photo that is made up of all warm colors like reds, yellows and oranges.
9. Cool Colors – A photos that is made up of all cool colors, like blue and green (and sometimes purple*.)
10.High contrast Black and White – a photograph featuring high contrast black and white. For example a silhouette.
* Note: – Purple can go either way. If the purple is a more of a red-purple then it is a warm color. If it is more of a blue purple then its might be a cool color.
For more examples of the color scheme try searching the internet and/or checking out the following web site http://www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-schemes.html
Things to Focus on:
- Focal Point