Contrast

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    • #42682
      tom dinning
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      Continuing on the theme of contrast.
      Sometimes the contrast can be blatently obvious such as the soft grass contrasting against the angular architecture of the street lamp.
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      or the magesty of the palm trees against the flat texture of the pavement.
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      We can create contrast in our images by setting one concept against another. This can often add interest to the image and give a greater purpose to why we have taken the photograph.

      Here I have set the delicate (well, almost) features of my grand daughter against the formal background of the building. Her delicate features are accentuated by the contrast. Mind you, her attitude may not be any better. She takes after her grandmother.
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      We can manipulate the image to increase contrast as well. Here, I have increased the texture of the wall and removed any trace of colour to contrast against the smooth lines of the car.

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      Contrast in photography is not just about the difference between light and dark. Its about the differences between the very language we use to describe our thoughts, feelings and emotions. It can be the difference between hot and cold, sharp and blunt, friend or foe, tall and short, small and big, love and hate, the eternity of time and the briefness of our existance.
      When you include contrast in your images you give them purpose beyond just looking nice.

    • #46298

      Nice write up and images Tom. What’s up? You looking for a regular gig or something?

      I am going to try to dig up an old image that my mother took in Thailand of an old guy holding a baby. Really good example of contrast…

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      Nice write up and images Tom. What’s up? You looking for a regular gig or something?

      I am going to try to dig up an old image that my mother took in Thailand of an old guy holding a baby. Really good example of contrast…

    • #46300
      tom dinning
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      That’s right Pere. Contrast in imagery is about distinctions between concepts. Colour can be contrasted by including objects with opposing colours in the same image. Have a look at the colour wheel to see more about this.

      http://www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-theory-basics.html

      @admin has an image I’m sure he will post showing an age contast. Wet/dry, rough/smooth, straight/curved are all examples of contrasting concepts. Keep your eye out. Its fun finding them and even better photographing them.
      Can you pick the contast in this image?
      roy

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      tom dinning
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      That’s right Pere. Contrast in imagery is about distinctions between concepts. Colour can be contrasted by including objects with opposing colours in the same image. Have a look at the colour wheel to see more about this.

      http://www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-theory-basics.html

      @admin has an image I’m sure he will post showing an age contast. Wet/dry, rough/smooth, straight/curved are all examples of contrasting concepts. Keep your eye out. Its fun finding them and even better photographing them.
      Can you pick the contast in this image?
      roy

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