One of the first things you’ll notice when you visit our small town are its colours. Almost every house, shop, hotel, or restaurant is painted in some bright, strong colour. Since our arrival in December I have tried to capture this colourfulness, but most pictures turned out flat and bidimensional. There was no depth to them. They were boring.
It took me a while to understand that, for a photographer, colour is light and must be treated and photographed as light. When I started looking for shadows, contrasts, and reflections on coloured surfaces or objects, things began to change. I discovered that, if the light is right, it really doesn’t matter what I’m shooting (today’s blip shows a trash bin in front of the side wall of a restaurant at the beach at sunrise).
This week’s challenge: Shoot a picture with two predominant colours. Little specks of other colours are allowed. White, black and different shades of gray are not counted as colours in this challenge (theoretically you can shoot a white wall with two spots of colour on it; here’s an example of what would be accepted as an entry to this challenge). The only thing I’ll insist on is that the eye must be drawn to the two colours and the effect they create. You can photograph anything you want: flowers, cars, buildings, people, animals etc.
If you’ve participated in the last few Experimental Photography Challenges, use the skills you’ve acquired. Bold exposure techniques are essential to photographing coloured light.
This week's challenge: BICHROMATIC
Go for: Artistic impression.
You can publish your contribution(s) on any day(s) until Saturday, March17th. Don't forget to tag it with EP18.
The next challenge will be published on March17th (suggestions for techniques/themes are always welcome). Hearts for this challenge will be awarded on Monday, March 19th.
IF YOU WANT TO EXPLORE A SPECIFIC TECHNIQUE OR THEME, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MAKE SUGGESTIONS!