Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 5 of 10

DAY 5: LOOK FOR COLOR.

One of the things I love about the iPhone is its capacity to capture color flare. I also love using the camera as a photo journal of collections, one of my favorite images to collect are colors. You can look for single colors in an image or mix colors (primary, secondary, tertiary—geek out on a brief reminder of color theory basics below).  

Start your color collection by looking for single color subjects. You can even set up albums in your photo app for individual colors: rainbow, white, black, yellow/gold, blue, green, red, orange, pink, violet, etc. This is a fun way to share your photos on social media: color grid collections. Show twelve to fifteen colors in a grid.

Color affects the mood, emotion, and atmosphere in your photos. Color can play a principle or supporting role in a photograph. Understanding the basic rules of color theory will help you create distinct images. 

The Color Wheel is designed to help you understand the relationships between colors. The wheel is composed of three overlapping color layers: primary colors (red, blue, yellow) make up the base layer. 

When the primary colors mix together, they create secondary colors (violet, green, orange). Tertiary or complementary colors (red and green, blue and orange, and yellow and violet) are on opposite sides of the wheel and help create strong color contrasts in your photographs. 

Go capture color today and share it with the world!

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