See the light!

Tip of the day:

To see the colour of the light you are shooting in, to really see it, take a first test-shot in every shoot with the white balance set to daylight (the sun symbol). That will show you the real colour of the light. Then you can take it from there.

You can judge by yourself, by looking at the back of  your camera, or you can look at the colour histogram, if your camera supports that.

Colour match

I noticed the matching colour, here in the picture below.

It is always a good idea to look at colour while you are shooting. And you can learn to notice. Start like this: If anything strikes you: shoot!


Harmonious colours, is how we describe colours that are close together (as opposed to contrasting colours, which are opposite, like red-green, or blue-yellow). The above shows harmonious colours. These strikes us as gentle, soft, understated, even.

Taken at “Tribe” on 24 October 2009.