Pick A Colour And Create A Series Of Images
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Photograph Just One Colour - Choose one colour and make a photography project out of it.
If your searching for inspiration for a set of photographs, choose a colour and go out and take a series of pictures of that colour, it can be similar objects, or totally different subjects, but the linking colour theme means that they can hang together as a panel.
- Red: Poppies, phone boxes, post boxes, tomatoes, peppers.
- Yellow: Melons, bananas, daffodils, buttercups.
- Green: Fruit & vegetables, grass, trees.
I spent a week in Frinton, and walking along the seafront, loved the countless different coloured beach huts; but to photograph a mass of different huts and colours wouldn't have given as coherent a set of images. Having wandered up and down the promenade, I decided that blue would be a good choice, as there was plenty of variety, with all blue elements and strong blues set against more neutral tones (white).
While working on the blue huts, I still made a point of photographing other colours, which can go in collections of other colours at another time.
If it's something that appeals to you, try having a number of "colour themes" on the go at once – it's not something that you have to go out and shoot in a day, but can be built up over weeks or months. The results can be a very powerful set (or sets) of images.
Words and images by John Gravett of Lakeland Photographic Holidays.