Ch’Relle and Color Symbolism


Ch’Relle is my granddaughter…and a ham. She lives about four hours away from us in Chicago but when she visits for the summer she always wants me to take photos of her – and I’m more than happy to oblige. 🙂

This particular image was part of a set I turned in for my photo design class on symbolic use of color. What’s funny is the colors of her dress matching the colors of the balloons I picked out was complete coincidence! In any case, I picked the blue and white colors to symbolize tranquility and purity. The green of the trees was, in my opinion, a symbol of protection and growth.

It was a completely random shot but I love how everything came together.

New Class: Photo Design

Hey Light Scribers,

Sorry for the lack of posts lately; family matters and being under the weather have kept my digital pen at bay. In any case, I wanted to fill you in on a new class I started at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Photographic Design! I’ll be further developing my compositional skills while also working on other elements of visual artistry such as design principles (color, form, line) as well as color theory. Below is an image I used as part of my submission for an assignment. We were to focus on the basics of composition and design.

Project 7 Gum_Web

This is an image of the inside of a Project 7 Save the Earth  gum container (Which just so happens to plant one fruit tree for every container of gum sold!) … Sorry, I’ve chewed most of  it already. 🙂 For me, this image showcases proper use of the rule of thirds, motion, implied line and form. I’d be delighted to know what you think of the image; please feel free to chime in by commenting below.