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Pick a color – Learn by Doing Photography

Week #49 – Look for color, and take a picture.

The next couple weeks are going to be about color. I have been reading a very insightful book called “The Practice of Contemplative Photography“. The book is about seeing the world with fresh eyes. One of the subjects is color,  how color has no meaning apart from what we think. When we see the color blue we might think about water, or calmness. When we see red you might automatically think about fire, or love. But red by itself is just red, blue by itself is just blue, our mind creates the emotional connection.  So this week just open your eyes and look at colors. Even without your camera just notice the color.

Here is a good example I read – when you’re walking down the street or driving and you come to a red stop light. We automatically see red and know we need to stop and wait for the light to turn green. We see the red, but did we really see the color red. Did you notice if the red is a dark red, a light red perhaps very saturated red. Is there light reflecting on anything. Do you see a pattern of light formed within the light. Just observe this week. When your really sees a color, stop and take a picture!

Remember you can post your pictures at the bottom of this post or on DigitalCamFan FaceBook wall. If you have questions about “Learn By Doing” Please refer to the guideline page. If you have no questions post away!

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