Photography 101: The Role of Color in Photography

Check out this insightful post from Stephen Dennstedt on the role of color in photography

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10404023_677778548943750_2540877474589894587_o Stephen F. Dennstedt

What is the role of color in photography? It’s certainly open to personal artistic interpretation. I recently came across this YouTube video by a photographer I respect and follow. I think it’s a timely subject given the post-editing solutions we have today: Lightroom, Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. I love classic black & white photography but I also love color photography when it’s done well. Unfortunately, many folks go bonkers with the saturation slider in post and destroy what is otherwise a beautiful image.

My goal is to present natural but vibrant colors when possible. I think my images tend to reflect that style for the most part. When color creeps into the unnatural (did you see what I did there?) it becomes garish (ugly) and what I call crunchy. I define crunchy as: too much sharpening, too much contrast and toomuch color saturation. It just makes…

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3 thoughts on “Photography 101: The Role of Color in Photography

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