colorcolour lovers

Color Colour Lovers and Pink

Last week on the Instagram Color Colour Lovers challenge my task was all things PINK. There is very very little pink to be found in my house.  As I captioned on one of my pink photographs "I only work in black, and sometimes very very dark grey."  (I AM Batman.)  The funny thing is, color pops up everywhere when you have your eyes open to it.  Every time I spotted something pink my heart did a little somersault.  Pink in all this dreary grey sky and slushy brown snow...I'll take it.

Color Colour Lovers Pink, by Dena Robles, Grand Rapids lifestyle and editorial Photographer

Color Colour Lovers and Yellow

When I teach photography classes I always do a project-based lesson.  It is one thing to sit in a hard chair and have formulas and light ratios and camera manuals and beautiful examples thrown at you just to go home and pick up your camera and say "wha?"  

Each of my classes is based on a start to finish project involving story, composition, perspective, exposure, editing, saving, archiving, artwork creation, printing and displaying.  Along the way, you actually master your camera and the art form and have something to show for it.  Win win. One of my first project-based lesson results in a lovely color collage on a photo field trip, similar to this one.

Project based photography lessons with a Color Collage, by Dena Robles

If you are interested in joining one of my photography classes, please contact me at  I currently have a middle school group forming, a high school group, and an adult group.

Color Colour Lovers

After returning from a technicolor tropical paradise I am living in a cold, cold world covered in snow, everything around me is wet, white, mostly grey and sometimes icky brown and slick.  I am craving warmth and color!  I stumbled across this tumblr from Xanthe Berkeley and took her challenge to inject some color into my winter.

Here is one week of my hunt for RED RED RED.  All iphone captures, keeping it simple and quick!  I did take waaaaay more than 9 photographs, but this project (for me) was meant for a great little Instagram grid.  :)  

Color Colour Lovers photo challenge, Dena Robles Grand Rapids Michigan photographer, fun photography projects