Photo Challenge Week 1: Complementary Colors

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(Chelsea T) #1

Welcome to our first photo challenge! This week we challenge you to photograph complementary colors.

A big part of photography is understanding color, and how colors can work together to evoke different emotions in a photograph. Complementary colors are colors that are directly opposite of each other on the color wheel, which can create high contrast. Here’s a quick cheat sheet in case you forgot!

RED - GREEN
BLUE - ORANGE
YELLOW - PURPLE

You can see how Annie used complementary colors when photographing actress, Jessica Chastain to make her orange hair really pop against the blue background & dress.

Take a photo using complementary colors and share with your classmates below!


(Cameron Rad) #3


(Judy Francis) #4

Here’s my take on complementary colors. I love movement in photography. I felt that this ballerina had just a lovely expression coupled with the calming sensation of blue. Hope you all like this!


(sabrina camaran) #5

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(William Kenton Alexander) #6

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(Bailey Flores) #7


(Laurie Anne King) #8

Playing on the complimentary colours of yellow and purple, slightly enhanced with curves. In the shadows some purple, orange - reds and greens.


(Marilyn Polignac) #9

Red and Green :slight_smile:


(peter vor friedrich) #10

one of my challenges


(Ingrid Hofstra) #11

GORGEOUS photo. The light + colors are really good.


(Ingrid Hofstra) #12

Chelsea, until when do I have to post a photo (ie when will the next challenge be up?)


(Band Industries) #13

nice! green & pink work well together here and give structure to the image.


(Jill Clark) #14

Red, green and a dash of Collie…


(Denise McCann) #15

Interesting the one thing I loved most was how Anna’s red hair looked against the green and yellow leaves!


(Chelsea T) #16

These photos are great everyone! Keep them coming!

@Ingrid_Hofstra I will be posting a new challenge once per week (every Thursday). I will post the Week 2 Challenge on Thursday, December 21st.


(Denise McCann) #17

Looking forward to it. Thanks Chelsea!


(Jeremy Carpenter) #18


(Nakisha Jackson) #19


(Frank Blackwell) #20


(Ingrid Hofstra) #21

Thanks, great! That’ll give me enough time. :slight_smile: