Shooting the rainbow
It’s easy to bring some colour into your life – start with what’s around you, and use some props
01 Pick the right props
If you’ve exhausted the bright colours in your immediate surroundings, set up your own shot. Balloons and flowers are ideal for playing with monochrome as they come in all shades of the rainbow. We batted pale blue balloons against a clear blue sky for a summery final shot.
02 Better backgrounds
If your subject’s natural background clashes with the colour you’re focusing on, fake it with some coloured card. We popped an orange envelope behind this sunflower to keep the focus on shades of yellow. Use a wide aperture to keep the background out of focus.
03 Make a collage
When you get home from your colour assignment, a great way to show off all the different shades and subjects you’ve collected is to edit them into a collage in Photoshop. It’ll make for a great print that tells the story of where you’ve been.