Step Up Your Game Up With Color Theory
Most of the time photographers don’t have much control over the color of a scene (unless designing a set). However, it’s important to learn some color basics. Being conscious of the color wheel and how artists can lend good guidance.
The Color Wheel
Here’s 3 ways to make use of the color wheel:
Generally speaking, opposite colors on the color wheel go well together. In a scene with mostly green, a splash of red will really make the image pop.
This creates peaceful and comfortable images. Try keeping this in mind when doing portraits or placing objects in the scene.
Split Complementary Colors/Triad Colors
These tend to make an image more lively, making a triangle on the color wheel.
Use the Adobe Color Wheel to check your images and optimize color in your images.