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Camera & Craft: Learning the Technical Art of Digital Photography by Jodie Steen, Candace Dobro, Andy Batt

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FIGURE 7.1 Nighttime shows a whole range of colors that our eyes filter out, from the yellow-orange of sodium vapor streetlights to the purple blacks of storm clouds.

IMAGE © ANDY BATT, NIGHTTIME IN COLORADO, 2006.

Color Is a Choice

Whether you decide to control it or let it control you, color has a great influence on your work. In the foreword to one of Andy’s favorite books about color, If It’s Purple, Someone’s Gonna Die,1 the author Patti Bellantoni says, “It’s a sneaky business, this thing called color. It’s right there in front of you, but more times than not you don’t notice what it’s doing.” Color is ...

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