T&P 2B Research


This article goes on about how to create spot colour easily in editing programs.


This photographers work shows different ways in which they have created a spot colour effect in their image effectively. I believe it works well in most of the images and is interesting as it draws your eyes to the coloured section of the image before you look at the whole image.


This is another photographers selection of images where they have used selective colour, mostly with the colour red in their images. My favourite out of the images shown has to be Sanctuary in the wilderness II because I thinks the most well for this image as its centeral where as Sanctuary in the wilderness draws your eyes to the right hand side of the image and I feel its very distracting from the whole image over all.


This is another photographer who has chosen to use selective colour in their images, I think it works well for their images as it adds something to them for example their photo of Elmo next a bin, before that image might not have looked as interesting but because of the contrast between the black and white of whole image combined with the bright red of Elmo it makes you look at it differently.  I also really like their image of the woman in the bright coloured dress as it really makes her stand out from her surroundings, its also interesting why they have chosen to have her in colour yet have the other performer in black and white.


This website shows you different ways in which you can use a reflector to create types of lighting in your images and shows how holding it differently and the type of reflector you use will effect how your images look. It also covers the basics about reflectors such as what they do and when they should be used.


This article talks about how you can use tiles for product photography and shows examples of how different tiles will give your images a different look and feel. I will probably look into getting some some I can try out some product photography during the break to build my portfolio.


This link leads you to a page where it talks about the colour star and how you go about mixing colours and what the mixed colours will result in.

green and red = yellow

yellow and cyan = green

green and blue = cyan.

It also talks about which colours will neutralize each other (complementary colours) and what happens when colours are neutralized. The results are grays or blacks and is called neutral density.

yellow  is  complementary  to  blue

magenta  is  complementary  to  green

cyan is complementary to red.


This article looks into colour theory and what it actually means. It talks about how before we even pick up a camera we should have an understanding about colour and how they influence our perception of the world. The example they use on their page is good because its true, the orange image does appear more welcoming and warm compared to the cold blue image. Colour theory itself is based around the existence of three colours which when mixed together produce all other colours. The colours are known as the primary colours. It also goes on to talk about light and how sir isaac newton demonstrated that daylight can be split into a series of colours.


This article includes a range of minimal movie posters. Some are better than others as I’m able to recognise which movie they’re supposed to be, others are more difficult, the texts helps with some but with quite a few the text isn’t really necessary.


More examples of minimal posters by artists



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