Complements for the Chef
I tried to find foods that matched the complementary color to Very Peri. Purple potatoes and star fruit completed the menu.
We've taken a couple of steps this year, so let's continue on our photo journey with the first of our technical challenges - Complementary Colors. Color science often starts with making good use of complementary colors - colors that are diametrically opposite each other on a color wheel. The most basic pairs are yellow and purple ; blue and orange and lastly, red and green. You can also look for multiple color pairs if you add in a tertiary color. Now, on to the why - well, it's because these combination add a pleasurable appearance to your image. Complementary colors make each other pop - they are most often a set of warm and cool colors which brings balance and a sense of contrast to your image. When juxtaposed correctly, these sets of colors make each other more vivid and can boost an image considerably. For this challenge, be more observant and locate color combinations that make an image work. If you're setting up something, use complementary colors to accentuate your subjects - be they inanimate things, animals or people. Look out for things while you're walking around - a red barn in a green field, many flowers in nature can be shot with complementary colors as part of the theme or make your own like an orange beach ball floating on a swimming pool. Our world is filled with color, make the most of it by keeping an eye out for good combinations to enhance your photos.