American Museum of Natural History has published an impressive video that will help you understand how our eyes see and our brains perceive color. While color is important to understand in photography, I believe that how we perceive and process it is also a crucial thing to understand about ourselves.
Understanding colors is one of the key concepts in photography. Personally, I’ve always found it interesting to learn about colors, and it has helped me immensely in each of my creative endeavors. In this video, Kebs Cayabyab gives you six principles to follow while taking photos. Master them, and your colors will always be spot-on.
I recently finished Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit and I have so many great impressions. It’s not just the story and characters I liked, but this TV show is a real treat for photographers. Martin Kaninsky is also enchanted by it, and in his recent video, he guides you through the brilliant use of complementary colors in The Queen’s Gambit.
You may be familiar with the work of fine art photographer Tim Tadder. His portraits show human figures that look simple but send a strong message. With his latest project, Black is a Color, Tim has created another beautiful and intriguing series of portraits. They look gorgeous, but they also send a message that there’s much more to every human than what we see on the surface.
If you use a Sony camera for video work, you may not really like the colors that it produces. Luckily, there are ways to fix it and make those skin tones look natural. Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter shares some tips and his picture profile settings to help you nail those colors the next time you shoot a video with your Sony.
It’s my belief that colour is actually one of the most subjective elements that we as humans all understand, yet we actually have no real way of enforcing or translating it to one another.
Think of colour like a language. I may say the word ‘Red’ to you and you will have an idea of what I mean, but it’s still extremely vague.
The glorious colours of summer are fading away, and the windy weather makes outdoor macros difficult. In other words, it’s the perfect time to take photography inside and stage creative photos with things around the house. Anything could be an ingredient in your creative recipe. These ingredients can be simple things, such as in this example: A CD, a Milkweed seed and some water, put together on a reflective piece of glass, made for the images in this article.
If you’re a photographer or retoucher, perhaps you perceive color better than an average human. But is it really the case? The UK-based vision care company Lenstore has created a test that lets you check your color perception. It’s super-fun but pretty difficult, so the results may surprise you.
There are quite a few colorblind photographers out there. While this doesn’t stop them from creating fascinating photos, it doesn’t come without its challenges. Canadian photographer David Wilder is colorblind and it was only recently that he saw full colors for the first time. His friend Rachel Jones Ross filmed his wonderful reaction as he put EnChroma glasses and discovered full colors of a sunrise. You can watch it in the video below, but be warned: you might need a tissue. I know I did.
In his previous tutorial, Malaysian photographer Andrew Boey showed you why a white wall is the only backdrop you’ll ever need. After turning white to black, in his latest tutorial, he teaches you to get all kinds of vibrant colors from a plain white wall. You don’t need a backdrop or Photoshop, but some speedlights, light modifiers and color gels.