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Colour Theory For Photography Students

Posted on Jan 6, 2015 by stuart murdoch Last updated on Jun 8, 2017
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Description

Screengrab of some example images

This project attempts to guide students to an understanding of and thinking about colour relationships in Photography. They will use several tools both online and off to think about and explore colour and make either a photograph or a series of photographs that demonstrate their understanding of colour and colour theory.

Visit the adobe color website, https://color.adobe.com/ and follow the instructions below.

PART ONE:

A. Use the colour rule on the left and the radial sliders to make the following colour combinations and take a screen grab of each. (Command-Shift-4 and make your selection);

Cool Analogous colours with deep saturation.

Cool Analogous colours with pale saturation.

Cool Monochromatic colours with deep saturation.

Cool Monochromatic colours with pale saturation.

Cool Triad colours with deep saturation.

Cool Triad colours with pale saturation.

Cool Compound colours with deep saturation.

Cool Compound colours with pale saturation.

B. Under the heading Create at the bottom of the Adobe Kuler webpage, select Create from Image

Select an image from your image files. Under Colour Mood, select various settings and view your image. Notice where the program selects various colours in your image. Make a screen grab of two different settings and make a note of which colour relationship exists in your image, i.e.. monochromatic, analogous etc

PART TWO:

Using a digital SLR, capture a series of images that explore the following colour relationships; Print out your examples from the above exercise and carry them around with you while you work.

Analogous

Monochromatic

Triad

Complimentary

Presentation/MEDIA [either in your visual diary or on your class blog]

8 x screen grabs of colour combinations [Part One]

2 x screen grabs of a selected image with two colour moods. (Part One)

4 x image files saved as jpegs (Part Two)


Additional Information

Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Custom Standards
Certificate IV in Photoimaging
ISTE NETS·S Standards
Creativity and Innovation
Timing
  • 1-2 Hours
  • 1+ Day
  • 1+ Week
  • 1+ Month
  • Semester
  • Year
Materials

Internet connected computer

35mm DSLR or equivalent

Whiteboard

Data Projector

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All Comments (1)

Mike Skocko

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 - Permalink

Just stumbled onto https://color.adobe.com/ and searched here to see if anyone had shared the resource. Love your twist on this, Stuart.