There was some discussion at our December 5 meeting about the upcoming assignment “complementary colors” for January. Steve Schuenke mentioned a web-based tool called Color Scheme Designer, an interactive color wheel. Below is the link to the web site along with a tutorial on complementary colors where it is used on Phlearn.
Take this fun online X-Rite color challenge to test your color acuity. I'll tell you now that I scored a 14; a lower number being better. It does take a few minutes to complete the challenge, but I think you will find it interesting. Shoot me an email with a screenshot of your results and I'll post a small spreadsheet of all our results when I've collected enough of them. I'll leave out any personal data or names, only collecting the results from x number of people.
Andre Gavin is a London based photographer. He captures hauntingly beautiful photos of old abandoned buildings, found as they were left, in unnamed locations. My first thoughts went to some of our own Barry Armer's photos; similar to his style. The photos tell a story all their own, without any description, though there are captions with them.
The link to them is located here. Enjoy.
If you are looking to boost or spice up your landscape photos using some new techniques, take a look at this you tube video by Serge Ramelli. I know several members have tried this process on some of their older photos and were pleasantly surprised by the results. It will not take a badly composed or exposed photo and make it good. It will take a fairly well-exposed composition and possibly take it to another level. You'll just have to try it yourself.