Color is powerful. It impacts our senses, pushes our emotions, and plays an essential role in creating an effective photograph. In this beautifully illustrated guide, author, educator, and pro photographer Jerod Foster helps you understand how color works—attracting attention, directing the eye, and working with other elements to make your own compelling photographs.
This book approaches color from a photographer’s perspective with a mix of practical theory, technical information, and solid advice on how to apply these details in all genres of photography—landscapes, portraits, lifestyle, sports, or wildlife.
You will learn about:
Color in the frame, including guiding the eye and composing with colorManipulating color with white balance, artificial lighting, and exposureCreating visual depth with complementary colors, dominant/recessive colors, and contrastThe meaning of color and how red, blue, green or purple can push emotionsConditions for shooting color and the best times of dayBest practices for handling color in post processing
Color is a core element of our visual language and photographers who understand and exploit color will harness its power and create lasting images.