Use colour to change sum­mer into au­tumn

Practical Photography (UK) - - Discover Affinity -

COLOURS ARE AN in­trin­sic part of our daily lives, and they dom­i­nate our world. In pho­tog­ra­phy, they are one of the most im­por­tant tools you have to con­nect with your view­ers. How­ever, cam­eras don’t al­ways cap­ture the vista as we see it. RAW files re­tain ba­sic data about the scene, but it’s up to you to bring that in­for­ma­tion out as you want to show it. Sim­i­larly, JPEGS, which don’t cap­ture the same level of de­tail, look a lot more vi­brant out of cam­era. How­ever, a JPEG is an im­age file which has been edited by your cam­era, so it’s still not guar­an­teed to show the viewer that epic scene you want to con­vey.

Take con­trol of colour

We’ve al­ready learned how pow­er­ful Affin­ity can be, but it’s the small things that can make the big­gest dif­fer­ence. Ev­ery­day tools, such as Colour Bal­ance and Se­lec­tive Colour, can be used to make sub­tle tweaks, or even to com­pletely change the look and mood of your scene, as we’ll find out now.

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