Here he explores his signature use of color in photography for the first time, showing readers his process for creating striking images that pop off the page. He addresses how to shoot in any type of light and looks at color families and how they can work together to make compelling images in commercial and art photography.
He also helps readers understand exposure, flash, and other stumbling blocks that beginning and experienced photographers encounter when capturing images, showing how to get the most out of any composition.
With its down-to-earth voice and casual teaching style, "Understanding Color in Photography" is a workshop in a book, helping any photographer take their images to the next level.
I take a lot of pictures and have done a few photography courses and workshops, though I'm still quite an amateur. I like reading books about photography so I can learn more, get ideas and see things through the eyes of a professional.
This book focuses on understanding colour and the chapters are:
- Light, exposure and colour - light and the science of colour, exposure and colour, and white balance and colour temperature
- Colour and composition - using colour for high-impact images, the colour wheel, complementary colours, using colour as a seamless background, using motion and more
- Color and mood - the psychology of colour, red, orange, yellow, etc.
- Using tools to enhance colour - filters and Photoshop
Though some of the stuff in the book went over my head, for the most part I found it interesting. I liked that there were lots of vibrant colour pictures and the descriptions (shutter speed, aperture, etc.) were under them.
High Park yesterday and saw and was inspired to take lots of pictures that would have fit in that chapter.