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Color: A Photographer’s Guide to Directing the Eye, Creating Visual Depth, and Conveying Emotion by Jerod Foster

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Chapter 8. Affecting Color

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To a great degree, we photographers are in control of color. We choose when to shoot and what light is used to influence the color of our landscapes; we select certain colors that would entice a viewer of the advertisement we’re shooting; we choose whether or not to include a bright, distractingly colorful object in our feature images since it potentially takes away from our primary subject; and we even determine the meaning conveyed by color by conjoining it with an image’s content.

Photography is built on choices—choices influenced by a number of issues and inspirations. Some of ...

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