Extension Project 32: Instax Color Wheel

Extension Project 32 is only for students who have completed all Digital Photo 1-2 Projects. If you are missing any, you will have to complete it before you can start this one.

For this assignment, you are going to check out an Instax instant camera and a pack of film and create a color wheel. Let's go over a few things, first.

Part 1: The Color Wheel

If you look up Color Wheel on Wikipedia, it says that a color wheel is:

A color wheel or color circle is an abstract illustrative organization of color hues around a circle, which shows the relationships between primary colors, secondary colors, tertiary colors etc.

Color wheels are an important part of visual arts because it lets us see relationships between colors. There are some really great online color wheels like this one from Adobe, the makers of Photoshop.

Take some time an explore the color wheel on the web site.

Part 2: Instax

If the assignment is to create a color wheel with Instax instant photos, you should probably know how to use the camera. Here are some really basic instructions. (Click to enlarge):

Part 3: The Assignment

  1. Check out an Instax camera from the front of the room.
  2. Get a pack of film from Mr. Adney.
  3. Load the film according to the directions in the video.
  4. Now that you know how to use the camera and a little about color wheels, you are going to use the Instax camera and the 10 photos in each pack and photograph at least 6 things for each of the colors of the wheel: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE.
  5. After you have finished taking your 6 shots (you have four extras for whatever you want), arrange them on a black piece of paper in a circle format. You can get the paper from Mr. Adney.
  6. Affix the images to the paper.
  7. Put your name on the back and marvel at your skill.
  8. Turn in your color wheel.