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Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Steve Simon, Rick Rickman, David Brommer, John Batdorff, Laurie Excell

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5. Color

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Understanding Color and Its Role in Making Dynamic Images

Color plays a vital role in your photography. It can evoke reactions such as peace, fear, joy, anger, sadness, and so on. Understanding color and the message it sends can help you to achieve a better grasp of the images you make and their emotional impact on your viewers. How these colors are represented within a photograph evokes feelings in your viewers. The natural world is a cacophony of colors. It’s these colors that first capture your viewer’s attention as they blend together to make up the elements of an image.

Poring Over the Picture

Secondary colors are made up ...

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