Color is the way our eyes perceive how energetic light waves are.

A sunset. A flag. The eyes of your beloved. That shiny new car.

The feelings they inspire happen when something inside you is triggered by a particular variation in the frequency and energy of light waves.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
– John Berger

A photographer recently wrote to me at Photofocus to complain that I mentioned a studio light I used when making my macro shots. He proudly proclaimed – “I only shoot with natural light. That’s how REAL photographers work.” Sigh. Well if it makes you feel better to say that then by all means say it. […]

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If you talk with experienced photographers you’ll hear the subject of light come up often. That’s because light is everything in photography. A mistake many beginners make is not understanding the part that light plays in a good or bad photograph. You need to pay attention to the intensity, angle and color of light. In […]

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Make sure you don’t miss a single Photofocus post – point your feed reader to the free Photofocus RSS Feed here and subscribe. Post by Joe Farace Photo by Mary Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter One of the most time-honored, cheap, and easy to make light modifiers is to attach a 4×6 index card […]

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Listen. Do you want to know a secret? If you want to make better photographs bring a reflector. This is just one of the messages of master wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis. I listened to Jerry give a talk last night at Skip’s Summer School in Vegas, and while his program was packed full of valuable […]

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Light is everything. Light is the fuel that makes a photograph go. So the more we explore, study and know about light, the better image-makers we will be. Today I want to talk about light’s impact on color. Here’s an experiment I’d like you to do. Go buy an inexpensive piece of poster board. Try […]

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