Color: What mood are you feeling…show it via Macro Photography.Posted: July 1, 2010
Today I would like to share with you some information on color and show you two photograph examples that will hopefully inspire you to play with color. Remember this…when you have the subject in your face via a Macro photograph think about it’s color; it will influence your observers.
Now, if I have a customer that is requesting the original color of the subject; I’ll white balance my camera with the lighting conditions at the time of the shoot (read your camera manual on how to do this). Also calibrate your monitor; check out calibration & Spyder software for more information.
For the fine art side of me… I like to play with colors. Take some time to read about color! The links below discuss how color impacts our senses, design, and info on the Color Wheel. (If you don’t have time for the top two – take time to read the Color Wheel link.)
Look to the right of these examples, you will see the white balance. If you want to view the images closer click on them, to get back to the blog use your back arrow key on your browser. As you view each example pay attention to how you feel while viewing them…let your senses take over.
I liked the feel of the Fluorescent and played with that:
After I came back to the photograph I had a change in plan, I decided to go for a texture feel; this is my ending result:
Daylight – cloudy – shade and flash were all similar (warm).
This is my ending result:
I really enjoy working with color it’s fun to see the various colors merge together. This is why most of my work has a soft focus to them. I provided some examples on how to start your creative juices flowing. Like I always say…have fun and play with your photograph to achieve a beautiful, creative, colorful image!