Setting the mood
Colours are a powerful photography tool and can convey different moods and elicit various feelings. Generally, so called ‘cool’ colours like green, blue and purple have a relaxing, tranquil effect, whereas ‘warm’ colours like red, yellow and orange can evoke passion, anger and warmth. When the subject matter and the emotion of the colours are aligned, it can intensify the image and create a much deeper meaning. Similarly, you can experiment with colours that stand in direct emotional contrast to the image (i.e. Anger and Blue). Even a slight understanding of the symbolism of colours lets you experiment with deeper levels of storytelling.