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Bell County 4-H Dominant Color Photography. December 30, 2013 Emma Coffman Christian Coffman Elizabeth Coffman. Agenda. What is Dominant Color Photography? How to Achieve Dominant Color Creating Moods with Color Do’s and Don’ts Quiz. What is it?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Bell County 4-HDominant Color PhotographyDecember 30, 2013Emma CoffmanChristian CoffmanElizabeth CoffmanAgendaWhat is Dominant Color Photography?How to Achieve Dominant ColorCreating Moods with ColorDos and DontsQuiz

What is it?Dominant color is achieved when one color serves as the focal point in a photo. The color expresses more intensity among other colors in the picture. This type of photo tends to instantly catch the attention of the viewer.

www.tripwiremagazine.comHow to Achieve ItChoose one dominant color which will serve as your focal point. Include items that compliment the dominant color NOT distract the eye... (normally)Carefully consider backgrounds. Coordinate with the dominant color or use neutral tones.As with still life generate INTEREST!

Color Relationships: Creating MoodsKnow your colorsEvoke positive emotionsCatch the eyeWarm colors advance/cool colors recede (use to pop a photo)

This dot appears to be a hole in the wall - RECEDINGThis dot appears to be in front of the wall - ADVANCINGWarm colored subject on a cool colored background will pop!Red Green Blue by @Doug88888, on FlickrColor Relationships: Creating MoodsCool Color Dominance Harmony: Cool blues, violets, and greens = remoteness

Warm Color Dominance Harmony: Saturated red, gold, orange, and yellow = comfort and warmth

Color Relationships: Creating MoodsComplimentary Colors: Colors that sit opposite of each other on the color wheel = increased intensity, contrast and emphasis

Monochromatic Color Harmony: Keeping within the same color family

Contrast / Urban Architecture Forms / SML.20130211.7D.22547.P1 by See-ming Lee SML, on Flickr

Photo by Patricia RamosColor Relationships: Creating MoodsSplit Complimentary Dominance Harmony: One Color with two opposite colors = drama

Analogous Color Harmony: Based on three or more colors sitting together on the color wheel. For example: Yellow, Yellow-green, green

Photo by Patricia RamosDos and DontsDO:Use photography basics Stick with a themeBe unique! Dare to do something different.

DONT:Add too many colorsLose sight of your subject (must stand out)Be afraid of getting close and personal

FAIL!Christian CoffmanDominant Color Examples

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www.tripwiremagazine.comNotice how the background is NOT the same as the subject?

However, it IS neutral.

Here are some other examples

Emma Coffman

Emma Coffman

www.tripwiremagazine.comUse other colors as long as they dont distract the eye

Here are some other examples

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www.tripwiremagazine.comWhat is the Mood of these images?

Elizabeth Coffman

Pelfind.comwww.canadiannaturephotographer.comwww.texas4-h.tamu.eduwww.intotheoutdoors.worldpress.com

http://www.flickr.com/photos/barbmomyer/5483118142/www.pelfind.com

www.lenscanvas.comwww.dustandrust.com

www.absolutearts.comwww.digital-photo-secrets.com

www.westnewyorkflorist.com

www.marcellarousseau.wordpress.com

Emma Coffmanwww.artatm.comwww.weheartit.comwww.betterphoto.comQuiz:Dominant Color Fail or Success?

Emma CoffmanDominant Color Fail or Success?

Emma CoffmanDominant Color Fail or Success?

Emma CoffmanDominant Color Fail or Success?

Emma CoffmanDominant Color Fail or Success?

Christian CoffmanDominant Color Fail or Success?

Christian CoffmanDominant Color Fail or Success?

Emma CoffmanDominant Color Fail or Success?

Emma CoffmanConclusionDominant Color Photography takes thought and preparation Be sure the subject is distinguishableLimit competing colors in the frameComplimenting colors create moodsDont be afraid to take chances embrace the unusual!

ResourcesRonalea, 45 Examples of Monochromatic Color Dominance in Photography, February 10, 2012, Retrieved from the internet December 29, 2013. http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/2012/02/monochrome-color-dominance.html Bill Jones, 32 Beautiful Examples of One Color Dominant Photography, The Photo Argus. Retrieved from the internet December 29, 2013. http://www.thephotoargus.com/inspiration/32-beautiful-examples-of-one-color-dominate-photography/ Littlemisspatricia, How Using Color Relationships Can Impact Your Photography, March 10, 2013, Retrieved from the internet December 29, 2013. http://www.lightstalking.com/how-using-color-relationships-can-impact-your-photography Alain Briot, Using Color Harmonies in Photography, Retrieved from the internet December 29, 2013. http://www.luminous-landscape.com/columns/briots-view/color_harmonies_4_cool_and_warm_dominance.shtml

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