Our theme this fortnight was all about Selective Colour!
It was great to receive such a huge variety of photo entries, that each used colour in different ways.
Selective colour is all about being mindful of how you use and emphasise certain colours in your composition or editing. You can use particular colours to create an atmosphere or emotion , or use bold doses of colour to produce a powerful shot.
Let's take a look at the finalists this fortnight!
Emily Reynolds Seama, Adelaide
Phil Paynter, Brisbane
Andrew Costigan, Melbourne
Jed Cowper, Perth
Margaret McLennan, Sydney
The winner this fortnight is...Margaret McLennan from Sydney! Congratulations Margaret! You have won a $100 JB Hifi voucher!
Margaret has cleverly composed this shot so that you have the burst of yellowy-green right in the centre, with opposite colour purple surrounding and filling the frame. Opposite colours actually work to complement each other, and here they really do work to create an eye-catching and punchy photo. Great use of sunlight to pick up the patterns in the subject too.
And in second place we have...Jed Cowper from Perth, who has won a $50 JB Hifi voucher!
We feel that Jed has used colour to tell an interesting story here. The person in the brightly-coloured suit stands out amongst the dull greys and neutral colours of the rest of the scene, and seemingly goes against the 'normal' outfits and styles. Great use of composition and aperture to create layers and depth in this shot; it makes you feel as though you are sat there and observing the scene yourself.
The theme for next fortnight is Worms Eye View Photography We can all take photos from our own eye-level, so why not mix things up and explore different perspectives and viewpoints.
Worms eye view is all about exploring your surroundings through the eyes of a tiny little critter, that would see small objects as giants, and have a whole different take on a place that you may be familiar with.
This is a great way of creating new scenes from somewhere that you've photographed many times, or producing shots that almost look alien to what people would expect.
This is a fun one, and easy to do anywhere! From your own backyard, or even inside your house. Try out wide angle lenses and macro to distort the perspective even more.