01 Complementary ShadesKeep shots harmonious by working with complementary shades. This will help increase image contrast and balance the overall shot appearance.
Consider how colour can affect the mood of an image. Bright and bold shades tend to add energy whereas softer tones can have a calming effect.
03 Focus PointsAlways ensure your main subject is the focal point of the frame. You can use warm, dominant colour hues to help assert their importance.
Summer FlyThe yellow works to draw focus and connotates summer and warmth
04 Colour StylingUse props, clothing, lighting or even editing tricks to introduce specific shades into your shots.
05 Light and ToneLight plays a very important part in the reproduction of colour. Be aware that different directions and strengths of light will result in varying tonal shades and hues.
06 Shooting TricksGet rid of unwanted colour distractions in the background of your shots by using wide aperture settings. The increased depth of field will softly blur them out of focus.
07 Camera SettingsAlways check that your camera is set up correctly to capture colour. Make sure that you’re working in Adobe RGB colour space, shooting RAW files and have the correct white balance settings for the scene you’re shooting.
Spectrum series - Try shooting a set of images in the studio for a vibrant suite of colour-infused shots
08 stick to the rulesFor the best results when shooting colour, avoid framing more than three complementary hues in a capture. This will ensure your composition appears structured and well balanced.
09 Editing EnhancementsDon’t be afraid to adjust the colour saturation or specific hues in post-production, it will help to increase vibrancy and contrast your captures and let you put your own stamp on the shot.
10 Preserve and ProtectWhen you’ve printed your prize colour image, remember to store your prints carefully as they can be quick to fade in the sun. Keep them in your portfolio preferably in a cool and dry place, or use UV filter glass to preserve your framed images.
BackgroundIf you have three colours in your subject, keep the background simple