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