Jan 27, 2011

Color Emotion in Photography Artwork

When I am out and about pursuing nature photography I am almost always instinctively attracted by the strong colors of a photographic object. This is the decisive moment for me when I decide it is worthwhile to pull out my camera and tripod to capture a natural delight. I am much more aware of colors and their effect on people then I used to be and I try to use them to my photographic advantage. For example, one connects the color red with energy, danger, strength and power but also with passion, desire and love as often conveyed in red roses. Yellow is the color of sunshine. It's connected with joy, happiness and energy. Sunflowers are the perfect example for happiness and joy. I always get an extra kick out of them when I photograph them. Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. Blue represents the opposite of warm colors like red and orange. It is often associated with intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue also has a calming effect and conveys tranquility and calmness. Green represents the color of nature. I like to associate green with harmony, freshness and fertility. White may suggest innocence, purity, and virginity. White is often considered the color of perfection. A black background is mysterious, associated with the unknown and adding elegance to a photograph.