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A riot of colour

A good black-and-white photo is classic. But colour is seductive. Colour is the spice of life, and it is a key driver in evoking emotion in your photographs. It is, without question, one of the […]

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Photographing a row of beautiful beach huts

Beach huts are a quintessential British seaside sight. And make for fabulous photos. If you want to capture as many of the colours in a row of beach huts as possible, simply means shoot along […]

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Adding just a splash of colour to your photos

As tempting as it is to fill the frame from edge to edge with a bold, or even a subtle blend of, colours (after all, colour is free, why not get greedy with it?), presenting […]

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Creating colourful close-ups

Close-up photos are a surprisingly rich source of interesting colours and colour combinations and much of the colour found in the macro world comes as a complete surprise when we capture it in photographs because […]

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The power of muted colours

Despite most photographers’ inclination to lean heavily on the saturation slider, colours do not have to scream or dance or do combat with one another to get our attention or to evoke a deep emotional […]

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Adding action to colour

In Old Delhi’s market area, close to some temples, there’s a busy trade in marigolds threaded as garlands. In fact, throughout India, these intense orange colours are a relatively common sight, as the threaded flowers […]

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How digital cameras record colour

One of the most profoundly interesting things about taking pictures with a digital camera is just how narrow the leap is between the theoretical concepts used by James Clerk Maxwell to create his first colour […]

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Getting creative with colour

While in general we should aim to get colour balance ‘right,’ there are exceptions to the white balancing rules, and there are also many fun effects to try by deliberately mis-balancing the colour in your […]

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Defining colours in your black and white photos

While it might sound contradictory to discuss the importance of colour in your black and white photos, knowing how to emphasise and define individual colours, and capitalise on them, in your black and white conversions, […]

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When and how to use custom white balance settings

The ability for cameras to automatically set white balance according to the prevailing conditions is extremely useful, but it does have a down-side, too. Auto white balance sets your camera in relentless pursuit of totally […]

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A quick burst of retro colour for your photos

If you want to add a quick burst of retro colour to your photos, it’s not that complicated, especially if you’re working with a programme such as Adobe Photoshop. We’ve put together a simple guide […]

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Hue, saturation, and brightness: the language of colour

For the purposes of most creative photography it’s not so important that we are able to describe colours accurately, which is a relief, given how tricky it can be. But it is very important that […]

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