Choosing Colors - A Basic Introduction
Photography, just like every other medium, heavily relies on colors. Colors can define a picture's mood, setting and overall appeal.
In this article I would like to show how colors can be used to intensify a subject and/or create that certain 'oomph' people long for when creating art.
It is important to understand that each color may connote a certain emotion. That, of course, depends on culture as well as people's own experiences.
In Western culture, white suggest weddings and purity, while in China it is the color of mourning. In the West, green is a symbol of fertility and sexuality, while for Muslims it is sacred. In Japan, green is the symbol of the emperor.
In most cultures, red is a symbol of danger, because it represents fire or potentially poisonous food. However, in China, red is also a sign of good luck. And we all know that it also represents love and lust.
Different combinations of colors can have a psychological effect on people. Some color schemes seem harmonious, while