Color key effect

Autumn in the Husum Castle Park

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 10/21/2020 - 14:41

Husum's palace gardens offer many beautiful motifs and memorials are a reminder of important people such as the native writer Theodor Storm and of course Ferdinand Tönnies, the famous German sociologist.

From the monument to Theodor Storm you have very nice views of the park - this is where the color key photo was taken.


Photo technique: "Color-key"

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 17:09

In color-key shots, an object of the photo composition is highlighted by making it appear in the original color, while the rest of the image is only shown in shades of gray or black and white. There are several ways to achieve this effect. You can work very precisely with the clipping tools and the layering technology of the photo editing programs Photoshop (Adobe) and Gimp (OpenSource). There are many tutorials that explain the sometimes very complex work steps involved in these programs.


The "three bridges" in Color-Key

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:19

The "Three Bridges" of Ljubljana with the red Franciscan Church "Annunciation". How do you find a good position to be able to photograph this motif at all? The town house of Ljubljana is directly opposite and the question from the gatekeeper, whether we should be allowed in to take pictures from the window from one of the upper floors, led to the meeting with an extremely friendly secretary of the city director.  After a few in-house calls she took us to an office on the top floor. From her


Color-Key pictures of plants

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 03/10/2017 - 14:11
If the photo already tells a good story, the color scheme can add another facet to the suspense. We then no longer speak of photographs, the purpose of which is to reproduce motifs as lifelike as possible, e.g. is for documentation, but of images based on photographic material as the result of an artistic act. From this point of view, color key recordings should ultimately be assessed.