If you have used a camera for any length of time, you’re familiar with the idea that your camera has the ability to change something called white balance. Does this mean that white light is not white? Yes it does! In this video from my course, A Photographer’s Guide to Light, you will find out why.
One of the most fundamental decisions to make when photographing is whether to portray a subject in color or black-and-white. In the old days of film photography, that decision had to be made in advance, with foresight. Now, thanks to digital technology, we can decide after the fact, in post-production.
When photography was invented in 1839, it was a black-and-white medium, and it remained that way for almost one hundred years. Photography then was a fragile, cumbersome, and expensive process. In order to practice, photographers needed a lot of extra money and time, or a sponsor.