Playing with Colors

By Ivan Martinez

The use of colors in photography as a composition guideline is something that will help you create images with the right mood or energy.  The idea of colors is based on the color wheel, where cool and warm colors are placed in a circle.  On the top of the wheel are the warm colors and on the bottom are the cool colors. Using colors that are opposite each other on the wheel will create a dynamic image. Using colors that are next to each other on the wheel, will tend to create a more subtle composition. In this video I am working with yellow and orange to create my photograph. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Ivan Martinez is a Photo Guide with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes