TASK 01: BASIC ELEMENTS FOR AN IMAGE
3. BASIC ELEMENTS OF IMAGES
The objects aren’t of one colour or another, the colour is a quality of light. The light contains all the colours we see in the rainbow (visible light) and others that our vision is not able to see (invisible light). The colour of the objects is how white light strikes on them.
The colour in the photo has also a high aesthetic charge, a very important role in the semantic level of photography, that is, in the message. Different colours convey different feelings.
Bright colours can add vibrancy, energy and interest – however in the wrong position they can also distract viewers of an image away from focal points.
Las Vegas Colour Run. Magnloia May Photography.
Colours also greatly impact ‘mood’:
- Cold colours: Blues and Greens can have a calming soothing impact.
- Warm colours: Reds and Yellows can convey vibrancy ad energy etc.