Colour and Light Lesson Plan
Light and its expression in colour are what photography seeks to capture. As a professional photographer, this is foundational to what you do, so understanding how it works from a scientific and publishing point of view is not only expected by your clients but is critical for your own ability to service the market.
How we see colour
In this section we explore the effect that your perception of colour has on your editing ability.
Digital imaging and printing work with primary colours. it is the mix between these that makes up all other colours.
Different light sources produce different colour casts. Understanding these enables you to compensate for them and ensure faithful colour rendition.
While the human brain can adjust to colour temperature and see white as white, film and digital sensors cannot. You need to understand this to ensure you get pictures that are correctly colour balanced.
Key colour patterns
There are some important colour patterns you can use to colour correct images. This is particularly useful for scanned images or off colour images you receive from others.
Learn about assigning, converting and embedding colour profiles to ensure that the colour you intend is the one your viewer will see.
Why printing is CMYK
Understanding why printing is CMYK will help you grasp the difference between RGB and CMYK.