Working with Color Contrasts

Colors Interact in Powerful Ways

Your understanding and control of color contrasts can make the difference between an image that clearly features and highlights the subject and a snapshot that is difficult to understand. Color contrasts can also enliven and add impact to a photo. You have already seen one contrast in action—tonal contrast—as it affects color. There are three other contrasts that are quite effective for gaining more control over your image: complementary color contrast, cold and warm contrast, and saturation contrast.

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Poring Over the Picture

There is a moment at sunrise when the color of the sun brings ...

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