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USING COLOUR IN PHOTOGRAPHY
HOW TO | COLOUR IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Colour is one of the most powerful elements in an image; with a little colour theory background, photographers can take their image-making process in many exciting directions
In the first 100 years following its invention, photography was a black-and-white art form, but, by the early 1900s, art and technology had coalesced to give rise to colour photography. Since then, colour has been one of the most important tools at a photographer’s disposal — although colour is now so ubiquitous in our lives that many take it for granted. With a decent understanding of basic colour theory — that body of visual arts guidance that dictates the results of mixing and combining colours — photographers can use colour to enhance images, express emotion, and create many intriguing effects. This article will walk you through those basics.