Writes Tony Bridge, "Photography is often said to be a curious blend of art and science or, more specifically, technology. For us to become skilled at our medium, we not only need to pay attention to the technology we are using and learn its intricacies, but also to think about what we are creating and why we are making it. Thus, photography is both a (rational) left-brained activity and a more intuitive right-brained one. We need to wire enough neurons across our photographic brain to have both sides talking to each other.
Over the years, I’ve noticed that some of my students are very attuned to colour and hue, while others don’t seem to get it because their pictures are somehow muddy. It is as if they have no response to the colours in the scene. It is as if they are colour blind. Whenever I have asked them if they are indeed colour blind, most protest (sometimes quite vociferously) that there is nothing wrong with their eyes. No, they tell me, they have done the test at some point and proved they are responsive to all the wavelengths of light the human eye can see. So why, then, does their colour perception look somehow off?'
Tony suggests it all comes down to learning how to see and photograph tonally, whether in black and white or colour. He explains all in the current issue of Better Photography magazine! Current subscribers just have to login to read online or download to their device. Not a subscriber? I'd love you to join and help support our small community. For just AUS $29.88 (it's 40% off, but you must use the coupon code BP40) you can subscribe for one year and have access to over 50 back issues as well. Subscribe now - visit our website here - https://www.betterphotographyeducation.com/better-photography-online/about-the-magazine