Monthly Archives: July 2011

Charlie Waite

If anyone had asked me before I started this course what type of photographer I would like to be I would have said a landscape photographer without any hesitation.  Recent ventures into macro and flower photography in particular may have broadened … Continue reading

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Colour relationships

I wonder why the theorists refer to opposite colours on the colour wheel as ‘complementary’; the fact that they are opposite suggests to me that they ‘contrast’  or ‘compete’ rather than ‘complement’ each other. Antirrhinums   As a matter of … Continue reading

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Primary and secondary colours

I made up my mind at the start of this section to try to confine my photographs to natural colours rather than man-made.  As the text in the exercise put it, I wanted to avoid photographing a paint manufacturer’s catalogue.    … Continue reading

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Thoughts on colour

Reading the theory of colour resource referred to in the part 3 materials I  realised that I knew more about this than I originally thought although I hadn’t related it to photography until now.  As a flower arranger for example, … Continue reading

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Controlling strength of colour revisited

Thanks to some really useful comments from Eileen I now understand why I was so disappointed with the first attempts at this exercise.  I had assumed, wrongly, without checking the manual, that every change in aperture setting equated to 1/2  … Continue reading

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Ernst Haas

Ernst Haas is described as ‘one of the great photographic colourists’ and it  was easy to find some of his work on the internet.  I often feel that when you look at the work of some of the great photographers it … Continue reading

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Control the strength of a colour

I feel that I’ve missed something with this exercise and have taken 2 lots of pictures to try to get it right.   The first set of pictures was of a row of red railings and I didn’t get the variation in … Continue reading

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