Emotional Images: how to add feeling with muted tones and harmonious color

    | Photography Tips | 28/03/2013 03:00am
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    Using the Monochrome palette

    Using the Monochrome palette

    Classic color harmonies combine shades of neighbouring hues on the color wheel, but you can also produce visually pleasing and harmonious color schemes by limiting your palette to monochrome.

    Monochromatic color schemes are created by combining variations in lightness and saturation of just one segment of the color wheel.

    Black, white, and grey can also be integrated. Try using shades of a passive hue such as blue or brown to establish a soothing, tranquil mood.

    Using the Monochrome palette Using the Monochrome palette

    One potential drawback of working with such a restrictive palette is that it can be tricky to highlight the focal point of your composition.

    The mono scheme also lacks the vibrancy of the complementary scheme and the richness of the harmonic scheme. The key to success therefore, is to focus on texture and pattern to counteract the possible monotony of featuring just one hue.

    PAGE 1: Choosing your color combinations
    PAGE 2: Emotional images in low-key color
    PAGE 3: Using harmonious color schemes
    PAGE 4: Using the Monochrome palette
    PAGE 5: Diffusing flash for softer colors

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    Posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 3:00 am under Photography Tips.

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