Photo Challenge Number 6 – RED

Graceful By Graceful, 18th Feb 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The color red should give you enough to work with if you're looking for something inspiring for your next creative project whether you're a painter, writer or photographer. Join me on my tour through creative assignments!

The Color Red

The color red is the color of energy, passion, action and love, but also seduction, violence, danger, anger and adventure. In photography it makes a wonderful focal point in any image, and it’s very popular as a selective color in black and white photos like the one I took of the fire hydrant. I desaturated it in Photoshop and used the history brush tool to bring back the red.

What Would You Create?

If you were to paint the color red, what would you choose? I wouldn’t be surprised if you picked a red rose, an apple or a woman in a red dress, but if you look around you, what do you see that is red? As I write this I sit in my living room, and the only red things I can find are in a painting and a photograph of mine. It’s snowing outside so no luck there!

The image above is a macro photograph of a flower frozen in ice. A clever way of keeping the flowers fresh, don't you think?

What to Shoot, What to Shoot?

This time I wanted to do something different so I decided to go for a low key image of dark fabrics such as black clothes with different patterns and textures. I used one red T-shirt and some red jewelry to stay within the assignment. I used 2 studio flashes, one from the side and one from behind. Then I played around with different apertures and composition. The challenge isn’t necessarily about filling the image with red objects, but drawing attention to whatever is red. The lack of red could be another interesting way of interpreting this challenge.

Your Turn to Take the Challenge!

Now it’s your turn to create something around the color red! Paint, write, make a scrapbook page, knit or bake! Just stay focused on the color red, and use your imagination! Maybe you could make a collage of red stuff from your wardrobe, your dresser or even your refrigerator. If you're going to write about it, what comes to mind? What can you paint when you focus on everything red? What will it be? Be creative and have fun!

Get some inspiration from my other challenges:

Photo Challenge Number 1 - ICE
Photo Challenge Number 2 - COLORFUL
Photo Challenge Number 3 - TIME
Photo Challenge Number 4 – BEVERAGE
Photo Challenge Number 5 – HEAT


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I am a photographer hoping my art will give the viewer a moment of escape. I will write about art and also add some photo challenges as well as everyday stories and travels.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
20th Feb 2014 (#)

Inspiring Graceful. I am not a photo buff, but your post tells me of the possibilities! siva

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author avatar Graceful
20th Feb 2014 (#)

Thank you, Siva! I hope my posts can inspire you to do something else that is creative! :-)

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