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The Pro Journal is going to touch on all aspects of creative photography. We feel that too many photographers seem to be focused on pixels and camera noise resolution today. The draw to technology, and ignorance towards creativity, is becoming a major issue within the photo industry.
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Here are two example tips from previous newsletters so you can see upfront what we are about.
Using Color to Empower
The color wheel is an amazing device, and once you understand what information it provides, you’ll be on your way to being a better photographer by using color as a design element in the images you create. Four words to know and to understand are Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Complimentary. Primary colors are Red, Yellow And Blue, while the Secondary colors are Green, Orange and Purple. The Secondary colors are created by mixing the Primary colors. The Tertiary colors are yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green & yellow-green. These are the colors formed by mixing a primary and a secondary color. That's why the hue is a two word name, such as blue-green, red-violet, and yellow-orange. Complimentary colors are key to know, for when they are used in conjunction your images will provide a pop of color to your viewer. Purple and yellow, for example, are opposites on the color wheel, but look fantastic when paired in an image. You’ll get the same results with orange and blue, green and red and many others. Using the color wheel as a design element will take your images to the next level.
Everybody hates rust. Except, perhaps, some photographers. Rust has two qualities that we look for in a subject: color and texture. Rusted metal has a color that only can be described as “rust”, it’s a reddish brown that is particular shade of awesome. As you begin to look closer at your rusty subject, you will begin to see the unique texture that rusted metal provides. As water begins to oxidize the surface, layers of metal flake away leaving slightly different colors of rust and an uneven texture that is interesting in its own right. Add original paint on the surface of the metal and your subject becomes unique, and that very uniqueness is what holds the viewer's attention. Mix in additional elements like chrome from an old car or tall grass in front of a fender and your abstract composition just achieved a new level of photographic perfection. Within the rust, consider how light and dark space can compliment each other, or look to outside elements to try and provide contrasting or complimentary colors to give your image a colorful pop. With a little luck you’ll find that rust can be a successful design element to your abstract photos.
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