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USING COLOUR IN PHOTOGRAPH­Y

HOW TO | COLOUR IN PHOTOGRAPH­Y

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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.

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