In order to shine more light on certain aspects of a photograph, artistic directors sometimes use selective coloring. While the rest of the photo is monochromatic or very low in hue and saturation, certain components of the photo are noticeably punchy in color.
These editorials or runway captures gear your attention to the objects that are distinct in color. Fashion editorials will use this color-accenting technique to emphasize an item like sunglasses, clothing or shoes. Other artistic captures attempt to tell a deeper message by accenting certain details in color.
Selective coloring is also effective in exuding a desired ambiance. For instance, red is a bold color that can be used to make a black and white photo pop with passion and fierceness.
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By: Jen Chae - Published: Jul 29, 2013