Listing all posts tagged color

March 17th 2014

An interesting read on Jozsef Fejes’ progressive attempts to create an interesting image in which all of 16.777.216 colors possible in 24-bit RGB appear only once.

March 24th 2013

Observing a solar eclipse on January 1, 1907, in the Tian-Shan mountains, probably in modern-day Uzbekistan. This is a photograph taken by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, a chemist and photographer who invented a new process for color photography and used it to document the Russian empire in the time period 1905-1915. You can view many of the photos on Flickr or at the Library of Congress.

— From the Science Tumblr.

January 27th 2013

July 18th 2012

Humanae by Angelica Dass.

Besides being an interesting photography project, I find this really useful. One of the perils of color correction work is that after a while one starts to question how certain colors (for instance: skin) are supposed to look like. Not only your sight adapts to certain hues (blue-ish, orange-ish, etc.) until they seem neutral, but after a while you find yourself in a position similar to someone who repeats the same familiar word out loud until it seems strange and meaningless. So, no matter how good and calibrated your monitor is, objective electronic assistance is very much needed (if available, the vectorscope function is your best friend), and having a list of skin tones at hand can help — not forgetting one should always ask “what color is this skin under this light?”, a question that some decline to answer Designboom

May 18th 2012

November 20th 2011

January 16th 2011

October 22nd 2010

May 30th 2010

February 16th 2010