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Project 12 Portraits | Color Theory

This week I rented a new lens, the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 (though not the IS version–and I admit I am regretting that decision already, though even this one is pretty darned fabulous!), so to test it out, and to let Emily off the hook, and I did a portrait of flowers—does that count for our group? I focused on the complimentary colors of pink and green–clearly favorites of mine…




As always, please continue on in our little circle to see what Kimberly came up with; I am so excited to see these this month!

  • christineb - July 1, 2014 - 6:50 am

    Such beautiful colors Jessica!! and yes this totally counts!!!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Carey - July 1, 2014 - 7:53 am

    As always Jessica, those are so lovely! I have borrowed the 4.0 IS version of that lens from a friend and I have longed to have my own every since! Love the colors. It’s so soft and dreamy!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - July 1, 2014 - 12:56 pm

    So pretty and fresh! I love pink and green together also – but the tones in the background are so beautiful, too!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Veno - July 1, 2014 - 6:21 pm

    These are beautiful! I love the colors, and don’t you LOVE that lens!!!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Jacobs - July 6, 2014 - 7:25 am

    The colors here are simply perfect! Love the look of the 70-200 lens & I hope you like the IS version better!ReplyCancel

  • janelle - July 18, 2014 - 12:04 pm

    Hi Jessica
    Have you edited your background or not.
    I love the softness of these photos and and the light. Any tips for a newbie please? 🙂
    Janelle. ♡ReplyCancel

    • Jessica Holden Photography - July 19, 2014 - 6:59 pm

      It’s all about the lens and having a wide open aperture! The background wasn’t edited at all. Opening your aperture (in this case, to 2.8) creates a lovely softness if your subject is far enough away from the background. <3ReplyCancel