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  • 1. Colour: An Element of Design
    • Digital Photography Unit
    • Ms Gregory
    • Elementary Connected Classrooms
    *
  • 2. L e a r n ing Intentions
    • To learn about the elements of design, specifically, c o l o u r .
    • To see and capture the element of c o l o u r in photographs.
    • To use the element of c o l o u r to create powerful images with digital photography.
  • 3. Colour : Another Element of Design
    • Often, colour is noticed first
      • other elements of design, like line, texture, shape, etc., are noticed after.
    • Colour is the element of design that most people are familiar with
      • Colour affects us all everyday
      • Most people have a favourite colour
    • Colour can represent emotion
    • *
  • 4. In Science, colour is defined as what you see because of how light reflects off a surface, or… *
  • 5.
      • … what you see as a result of coloured light sources, or…
  • 6. … the colour spectrum visible when light shines through a prism. *
  • 7. In Art, colour is an element of design that is often explained by the c o l o u r w h e e l :
  • 8. With the colour wheel comes colour theory:
    • Cool colours ( purples , blues , greens ) fade into the background.
    Warm colours ( yellows , oranges , reds ) pop out and demand attention.
  • 9. Complimentary colours across from each other on the colour wheel, bring visual balance. yellow / purple
  • 10. orange / blue
  • 11. red / green
  • 12. One key is to include fewer colours in a single photograph.
  • 13. Your assignment: C o l o u r
    • Take several photos focusing on colour.
    • Use the lesson ideas of focusing on one colour or, if possible, a complimentary colour scheme.
    • Remember tips from other lessons:
      • Line
      • Texture
      • Shape
      • Perspective
      • Rule of thirds
    • Please behave appropriately if out of the classroom.
    • We’ll share out next time!
    • Questions?
  • 14. References
    • All photos accessed March 30, 2011 from:
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/75887549@N00/310724611/
    • http://lucaskrech.com/blog/index.php/tag/angle
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/33475398@N00/145855730/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/84337167@N00/176972414/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/41864721@N00/540308669/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/78747136@N00/293528862/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/46308522@N00/1403191853/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/80992738@N00/560079629/
    • All photos marked with a * are my own.

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