Lights! Color! Balance!

The information in this column is intended to assist digital camera users, and attempts to look at those items that are common on all digital camera’s such as point-and-shoot, DSLR’s, mirror- less, and yes, even your cell phone.


From Wikipedia:

Color is the element of art that is produced when light, striking an object, is reflected back to the eye. There are three properties to color. The first is hue, which simply means the name we give to a color (red, yellow, blue, green, etc.). The second property is intensity, which refers to the vividness of the color. A color's intensity is sometimes referred to as its "colorfulness", its "saturation", its "purity" or its "strength". The third and final property of color is its value, meaning how light or dark it is. The terms shade and tint refer to value changes in colors.


Your brain interprets what your eyes see and the sunlight provides the color. Sunlight is mixture of all colors; the ones you see and the ones that are beyond our ability to see. If you have ever seen light passing through a prism, the colors are plainly visible. A rainbow works in exactly the same way.



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