4: Please! Just One Color!

Updated: Apr 6, 2020

We all need a laugh these days, and Luke Kramer's Spring Banana did it for me. I hope you're finding something to laugh at during these unusual times.

Here's the latest challenge:

Create a collection of monochromatic images.

So, monochromatic doesn't mean black and white. It means one color. Now, that could be black and white - with the color desaturated, but it doesn't have to be that style. Your image could have green, blue, red, or other hue across the entire image. Different levels of contrast will have deeper tones of the single color. This is about shifting the color balance. (Hint - there's a question on the certification test on this!)

Start off by reading (Yes, even without school, reading is still a thing!) this article: Monochrome vs. Black and White Photography: Is There A Difference?

Have a reason for the color scheme you choose. Play with tone, contrast, and the sense of mystery, doom or happiness your photos create. A collection is several, and the challenge requires a collection because you'll find tone varies with each image.

Stumped? Check out Unsplash and their monochrome collection.

If you have one of our computers, jump in. If you have Lightroom or Photoshop loaded on a home computer through the Creative Cloud, get started. If you don't, or can't download the Creative Cloud, then use your phone or iPad. Download any of these apps: VSCO, Adobe Photoshop Express, Adobe Lightroom, or Adobe Photoshop Mix. They're all free. You'll find that there are plenty of photo editing apps out there - and pre-installed on most Apple devices, as well as Google Photos.

Send me your images in an email: dboardman@aos92.org

And for those of you latecomers, jump into any of the previous challenges!

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