Monday, May 02, 2011

PhotoFriday :: Primary Colour

Photo of Painted Palette with Real Brushes

For PhotoFriday’s topic Primary Colour

Colour is not an inherent property of the subject we choose to photograph, instead it is the colour reflected by them. Therefore our seeing, is entirely dependant on light and any artist or photographer is faced with complicated processes to reproduced that on paper or on a screen. An artist will have to carefully choose pigments and use a variety of brush strokes to imitate the reflected light. A photographer must rely on technology and that technology has traditionally had difficulty with pure colour, especially yellows. Kodak’s famous yellow Kodachrome box was a brilliant marketing ploy to say “we can reproduce pure colours without a colour bias”.

PS This is a Photo of Painted Palette with Real Brushes

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