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Henri Matisse - Woman with a hat - 1905

The following post is by Portland-based photographer, Tyson Robichaud, who discusses the concept of complimentary color in photography. Learn more about Tyson at the end of this post.

Applying the concepts of complimentary color contrast in a photographic sense can provide a handy compositional tool. When looking at various forms of visual art, we can draw from the creative talents of those who’ve perfected their craft. In this case, I wanted to explore Henri Matisse and his use of bold complimentary color. Visually wandering through one of his paintings and revisiting the basic concepts of color (I basically printed out a color wheel), I’ve been looking at just how much it can help direct a viewer’s eye. [click to continue…]

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