Basics Photography 03: Capturing Colour

Basics Photography 03: Capturing Colour

by Phil Malpas

Phil Malpas is a freelance photographer and writer based in Swindon. He was previously a director of Photofolio, a commercial gallery in the north of England, and is a regular contributor to various magazines. Working with both large-format and digital cameras, Phil teaches photographic techniques both locally and with photographic tours around the world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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AVA Publishing SA, 2007
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    978-1-3500-8880-1 (online)

    978-2-9403-7306-2 (paperback)

    978-2-9404-3916-4 (epdf)

    978-1-3500-3523-2 (epub)
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Basics Photography 03: Capturing Colour
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Basics Photography 03: Capturing Colour gives readers a comprehensive introduction to the subject of colour and how to master its use in the process of photographic image-making.

The topics discussed range from basic colour theory to the colour temperature of light and how to use colour to maximize the impact of compositions. A full and intimate understanding of colour is vital to the creation of dramatic, emotive and powerful photographic images.

The way we choose to use colour will greatly influence the success of our image-making.