Yesterday was Thoughtful Thursday over at thinking*through*design which means we have a new post up! This time we are taking a look at mixing color photos and black & white photos within the same layout.
Here is my example:
And here are my thoughts:
I love the idea of having a focal photo in color and the supporting photos in b&w. For this layout, I think it worked out perfectly. The papers I selected are pretty bright, as is the large focal photo. I could have probably told the story with just that photo, but all the bright colors may have been too overwhelming. By including the two smaller b&w photos, it not only helped to tell a little more of the story but also toned down all that bold color and gave the eyes a place to rest. I actually had three b&w photos to include but couldn't come up with a design that I was happy with. My solution to this dilemma was to tuck it behind the large photo and give it a pull tab (see *happy*). This also created a place for me to add an embellishment and draw the viewer again to my focal photo. Win-win!!
And here are a few close-up views:
Echo Park Little Boy collection
I hope you will come over to thinking*through*design and see what our other creative team members had to say about mixing color and b&w photos!