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The Colour Photography Field Guide is an essential guide to colour for striking images.
Author Michael Freeman is an experienced travel photographer, and as such is an ideal guide to the world of colour in your photos.
The book begins with colour theory and practise, to give you a grounding in the language of colour, colour light, colour temperature and colour spectrum. Freeman looks at colour families in detail, the reds, greens, blues, purples, yellows, grays, whites and black, and tells us a bit about their characteristics and how they can be used in your shots.
Next Freeman looks at working digitally, covering monitor calibration, in camera colour, camera profiles and file formats, which can all make a difference to how the colour appears on your screen, and how it is printed.
Also looked at is how colours will work in the real world, covering colour contrast, and which colours will look good together.
The last chapter looks at choosing and using colour in different contexts, urban, still life, and specific places that have colours related to them.
This is a handy little book that is designed to be used out in the field. If you're interested in learning more about how colour in photography works, then this could be the book for you.