Spot Color

Some might say spot color photography is tacky. I  felt the same way at one point or another. However, that is because I was only seeing it done wrong. Seemingly, I’ve found if executed appropriately, spot color photography can be quite appealing and almost satisfying. It only works when you have a subject with interesting, vibrant coloring. The point is to exaggerate it by turning the photo black & white with good contrast, then masking the color you want to reveal. The point is to deliberately juxtapose. Meanwhile, if you are spot coloring something in a photo that is insignificant and not the subject or doesn’t have an interesting color, it just won’t work.