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A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget by Jay Holben

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How Hot Is Blue?

Color is incredibly subjective. No one really knows how the brain sees colors. Scientists theorize that the rods in our eyes are sensitive to changes in intensity of light only, but that people have three types of cones in the eye that are sensitive to certain wavelengths of light. One set of cones is sensitive to red, one to blue, and one to green. This is, however, only a theory. No one really knows, yet, how the eye and the brain see colors. To that end, no one really knows if two people really see the same color. Although two people can look at an orange and say, “that color is orange,” if I could jump inside your brain and see through your eyes, your “orange” might look quite different from the orange I’m used to seeing. ...

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