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Weekly Photography Challenge – Complementary Colors

This week I thought we’d do another photography challenge based on color, but not just one color – complementary or opposite ones like the images shared earlier here.


By pichenettes

Complementary color appear opposite on the color wheel. Find them in the example above. Use them in the challenge this week.

Weekly Photography Challenge – Complementary Colors

Your job is to find and photograph things with complementary or opposite colors. Many pairs of them occur in the natural world if you just look around. If you can’t find any, make your own. Here are a few more examples:


By Shålaco

Margaret Almon

By Margaret Almon

Andy Farnsworth

By Andy Farnsworth

Eileen McFall

By Eileen McFall

Distant Hill Gardens

By Distant Hill Gardens


By jeyp.

Kate Ter Haar

By Kate Ter Haar



Bogdan Suditu

By Bogdan Suditu

Michael Wallace

By Michael Wallace

Surajram Kumaravel

By Surajram Kumaravel

Share your complementary images here:

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a while for an image to appear so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.

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Darlene Hildebrandt
Darlene Hildebrandt

is an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through free articles on her website Digital Photo Mentor, online photography classes, and travel tours to exotic places like Peru, Thailand, India, Cuba, Morocco, Bhutan, Vietnam and more. To help you improve and learn she has two email mini-courses. Sign up for her free beginner OR portrait photography email mini-course here. Or get both, no charge!