The Hue of You

Earlier this week, Ming Gullo at A View with Ming walked us through the fundamentals of shooting in color. She…

hue of you

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Earlier this week, Ming Gullo at A View with Ming walked us through the fundamentals of shooting in color. She introduced elements like hue, saturation, and lightness, and talked about color temperature and different image formats.

For this challenge, we want to keep it simple: share a photograph with a prominent color (or assortment of colors) that reveals more about you. It could be a symbolic, meaningful shade; a color that expresses how you currently feel; or a combination of colors that excites you and tells a visual story.

You’ll see my interpretation of the challenge above: when I moved into my home, I painted these swatches on my living room wall. I love warm colors like this sunshine yellow and reddish orange, but I like balancing them with this shade of gray, which is more muted and reserved. I suppose that says a bit about my own personality and demeanor.


I look forward to seeing all the hues that make up all of you.

– Cheri

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