We are in our second month of our color project, and given it's February and Valentine's Day is approaching, what better color to pick than Red! It's also my son's birthday month, and red is his favorite color too. So I had many reasons to pick it!
Red is the color of love and passion, rage and anger. It's the color of strength, energy, danger and power. Red pulls forward in an image and jumps out of the page. Stop signs are red for that reason; we see them first!
As you'll see from the grid above, in a few of the images, red is not the predominant color, but our eye sees it first. Putting those images into this grid ties that color together and makes us realize that the red is included purposefully.
For your grid of nine, you may capture the same subject in all different compositions, or you can mix it up like I've done. I try to include some type of self-portrait every month if I can. I can't make promises that it'll happen every month, but I will try to do my best!
Also you can keep your reds consistent, or you can have slight variations. I really wanted my reds the same, but the different shades combined with different lighting made it very difficult.
Finally there was a question last month about the structure of the grid. It can be a grid of nine as I've done, or you can change its shape to include vertical images. It's all up to you and how your eye sees the images together!
I hope you found this information helpful. Please remember to post your images to the appropriate album on Facebook no later than February 28, 2018. The album is located here: February 2018.
I look forward to seeing your work.
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