Exercise Filtering for Fluorescent Light

Photograph a subject under fluorescent light with no color correction. Next, under the same fluorescent conditions, try one or more of the suggested corrective actions. Compare the two. Which do you favor? Why?

Photograph a subject under unnatural and natural lighting conditions. Evaluate how the unusual colors affect your emotional and intellectual response. Which elicits a stronger response? Why?

Working where 19th- and 21st-century technologies and theories of color vision intersect, Carey first makes a cameraless image (a photogram). Next, she copies this image onto 4x5 inch color transparency film, which is scanned, manipulated in Photoshop, and then printed. At the intersection of all the geometric lines of this large-scale work, the cones and rods of the human eye try to process the dissimilar color wavelengths of light. This results in an afterimage, an optical illusion that occurs after looking away from a direct gaze at an image, which blinks back at the viewer.

© Ellen Carey. Blinks, 2006. 44 x 55 inches. Inkjet print. Courtesy of JHB Gallery, New York, and Paesaggio Fine Art, Hartford.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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