Different colours tell different tales.
Colours are a critical part of how stories are told through photography. Colder blues can give an image a sombre tone, while warm yellows can conjure up the feel of a sunny beach day. Even with a perfect image of your subject or a scene, photographers can be limited by the colours in an image. Distracting colours in a scene that can’t be controlled or dull-looking colours on an overcast day may change the feel of an image.
Thankfully, you can use a photo editor to find the vibrance you saw through your viewfinder or to make your images appear more fun and exciting. It’s easy to select, change and replace colours in Photoshop.
How colour saturation and hue can recolor your photos.
Photographers and artists talk about colours in terms of hue and saturation. Hue is the general colour of an object. Imagine you wanted to post a picture you took at the beach, but the water that looked blue in person appeared more green in your photo. That would be an example of the wrong hue. Saturation, on the other hand, describes how deep colours are. Dull colours on an overcast day, like an afternoon sky that looked more grey than blue, would be an example of low saturation.
Learn more about the tips and techniques for taking colour photography.