The Colour Blue | Weekly Photography Challenge
- The Baby Photographer
- Photo Challenge
- Published on Friday, 12 July 2013 11:00
- Last Updated on 08 July 2013
- Michael Shilling
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This weekly photo challenge is deigned to complement our free online photography basics classes. Each week we will set a different theme and your homework is to go out and photograph a collection of images related to that theme.
You can start this challenge whenever you like and do the different themes in any order you see fit. Think of these challenges as a photography workout. Don’t just do them once and not revisit them. If you do start these challenges as you begin our online basics classes then in a few months why not revisit older challenges to see how much better a photographer you have become.
Also try to think outside the box as much as possible. Photography is as much about creative interpretation as it is about technical prowess.
If at any time you’d like a critique of your images then please feel free to email us.
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Picasso had a blue period so why shouldn’t you? Aside from finding lots of interesting blue subjects to photograph you always have the option of getting creative with your white balance.
I recommend you read our photography basics article on What is White Balance? to get a better understanding of how you can change the appearance of the light sources in our images.
A small change to your white balance settings will create a bluish shade to everything in your scene. Most of the time this isn’t the effect you want but if you have a mixture of light sources (daylight and indoor lighting of example) then you can utilise white balance quite creatively.
Blue has way of making everything seem very cold so you could try and achieve the opposite (if you think you can).