See in single colours
Siân Lewis shows you how to view the world in monochrome for brighter pictures
Monochrome needn’t be black-andwhite – explore some colourful options
Here’s an assignment that will help you see the world differently. Monochromatic photos focus on just one colour, and they’re a great way to create art prints. Simply head out with your Nikon and see what colours you can find. Urban environments are best for bright shades, but a country walk will give you the opportunity to mix different shades of one hue.
Start with the obvious pops of colour – the veins in a green leaf make a striking subject, as does a bright red pillar box. Then look for more unconventional ways to portray colour - how about a brightly painted front door or someone’s clothing?
The key is to look for unusual crops and detail, and to avoid including any jarring detail or different colours.