|Light and color in the photo
Light is necessary not only to create a certain level of illumination, but along with other expressive means of photography carries the idea of creative vision of the photographer, the artist. With the help of light can modify the volume, to emphasize their flexibility, density or weight, if this is required by the idea of the photograph. Light can create a complex figure of chiaroscuro, to make a semantic focus, i.e. select plot and compositional center.
From the location of the light sources depends on the organization of the depicted space, while the same type of lighting can produce different effects. In one case, side lighting can dramatize the situation shown on the photograph, to create deep shadows, contrasting light and shadow, black and white, in the other case using the side or drawing a light will make songs of intimate character, as the light formed, as a rule, one source would be to snatch from the General muted background individual elements. Using backlight, you can turn geometric shapes into fantastical visions. When creating photographic portraits light is the main artistic technique, which you can use to smooth out the natural flaws and highlight the most expressive features, and the skillful use of "spectacular" light to create a bright, unique appearance.
The use of different types of lighting are very diverse, and their interpretation will primarily depend on the author's imagination, his experience and skill.
Great semantic, emotional and aesthetic load photos carries color.
The color palette of contemporary photography is quite broad. However, the photographer is facing a more technically complicated task, rather than a painter, as photographic materials is not as perfect as the eye of an artist. So when filming you need to consider such a feature color photography as color distortions. But even with perfect use of photographic equipment is mandatory aesthetic understanding of the alleged image, i.e., correct placement of color accents, tastefully chosen mix of these.
You must take into account that colors interact, complement, reinforce each other. But we must not forget that the colors, being in harmonious unity with each other, must be coordinated with other components of the composition: light, movement, space, etc. the Color composition can be built on contrasts or solved in the same key, can be selected or distorted one of the colors if this requires the idea of a photograph.
Color in photography always creates a certain mood that is connected with the physiological perception of different colors. So, for example, red makes people sense of anxiety, excites him, black is associated with grief, causing fear, gives a sense of mystery, and the green has a calming effect, etc. At the same physiological sensations are in a difficult synthesis with historical ideas about color. Red is also the colour of revolution, the symbol of victory. The black color in the modern era is the color of mourning, etc.
In photography there is a concept resursnyi distortion. It is nothing like the application of this artistic device, as the grotesque. The grotesque in photography by resursnyi distortion is always a surprise, open new facets in the perception of familiar images. Unusual point of view testifies to an original view of the photographer, about his ability to open in a familiar phenomena or objects in new and unexpected quality. But it must be remembered that the use of resursnye distortion must be very skillful and only in those cases when it is logically justified.