Challenge 1. Create an Image Based on a Single Color


Photographers have many tools of communication in their visual tool kits—composition and exposure often come to mind. Color, however, is one of the most powerful and underutilized tools of portrait photographers.

For this challenge, your images should scream a specific color. Use one dominant color in the frame. Don’t forget that you can use other colors to enhance this main tone.

By properly utilizing color, you can immediately engage your audience and stop them in their tracks. You can also use color to communicate a certain mood or emotion—keeping in mind that different colors evoke different feelings in a viewer. Your color palette instantly communicates a great deal about ...

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