Understanding Color In Photography

Screen Shot 2017-09-08 at 4.40.27 PMThe use of color in photography goes far beyond those desaturating Instagram filters. Effective use of light, exposure and color has a substantial influence on the drama and mood of any given photo. In Understanding Color in Photography: Using Color, Composition, and Exposure to Create Vivid Photos by Bryan Peterson, the appropriate use of each is considered, along with how each impacts the gravitas of your photos.

In this book, you’ll learn about – and want to experiment with – light, exposure, white balance, color temperature, how color creates high-impact images, visual weight and the moods of different colors, and more. For a relatively new photographer, this information is essential. The book may also be interesting for those who have to regularly select photos for websites, marketing materials or the like – you probably know intuitively what colors set what moods and what makes an image stand out, but learning more about color and composition can also make your image selection more efficient. Handily, the book includes many illustrated examples of poorly shot vs. effectively shot photos.

Learn more: Understanding Color in Photography: Using Color, Composition, and Exposure to Create Vivid Photos by Bryan Peterson

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