How you use colors in photography is very important. Colors are an essential part of your composition and can either make or break your photo.
In this video, CG artist Andrew Price explains colors for beginners. Photography and CG artistry is closely related and there is a lot we as photographers can learn from this field. Some experienced people might benefit from this too. Among inexperienced photographers, there is a tendency to go gung-ho with the colors, myself included. This often leads to an unbalanced photo, which just confuses and overstimulates the viewer. This is the exact same many inexperienced CG artists deal with.
Colors can be used to lead the viewer’s eyes and draw attention to certain parts of the photo or it can express and influence the viewer’s mood. Price also explains how and what colors work great together. He does this by using examples from both modern 3D animation and older paintings and analyzing them with the color wheel. Essentially a class on color theory, which I have found useful to watch several times.
Check out the video above and let me hear if you learned anything? Maybe you can even add some of your own experience. Let us share some knowledge.