It’s Photo Fact Friday at NYIP! Every Friday afternoon, tune in right here on our photography blog for a new piece of advice from NYIP’s photography mentors, a team of successful photographers that works with our students to help them grow.
Here is today’s tip:
“In photography, color can be classified in three unique ways- by hue, saturation or brightness. When speaking professionally with clients, it’s important for you to reference said categories accurately. Here are the basic differences:
- Hue is the main distinction of color, of which there are six; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. So if we offered you a piece of licorice and told you it was red, we’d be referring to the candy’s hue.
- Brightness measures how light or dark that hue is.
- Saturation refers to the relative power of the color. More saturated colors are purer and richer, while less saturated colors are subdued and less vibrant.
As photographers, adjustments of these 3 categories can have a massive impact on the mood and message of the work we put out. A cool blue shot taken after winter’s first snow, for example, communicates feelings of wintry chill, whereas a shot of the sun setting over an island ocean would seem more appropriate in a pink or red.