Yellow | Weekly Photography Challenge

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.

 

photo challenges
 

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.

 

Yellow is a colour that fits in well with this time of year. We’re seeing lots of lovely daffodils, little chicks and even a few more glowing sunsets (remember, it was a Tuesday).

 
tree yellow
 
star yellow
 

Yellow is one of those colours that you don’t realise but it’s everywhere. It’s the filler between spaces, a colour that can hold everything together. Businesses use yellow in their brand only when they really want to stand out and often it can appear rather gareish if over used.

 
modern-pop-art
 
daffodils yellow
 

Yellow is also the colour that most types of artificial light give off. Have you even taken a picture inside and the flash didn’t go off? Because the camera didn’t change the white balance it ends up capturing the yellow hue that normal household bulbs give off.

 

If you are confident with your camera settings then change your camera’s white balance to a daylight setting. This will be illustrated by a sun or cloud. If you then photograph inside with electric lighting your images will appear yellow. If their is any natural light coming into the scene then this will tend to be bluish. Have fun experimenting.

 
beautiful sunset
 

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