I come from traditional roots, which means I used a phototypositor, worked with pressmen to produce six color magazines and trapped images for graphic artwork. While these tools and techniques seem ancient today, they only died about ten to fifteen years ago. The phototypositor is much longer than that :)
At a young age, I understood why the traditional details mattered, plus how to bend the rules when it came to color and image correction.
This lesson translates a great deal to how I take my pictures, think about color and look at images. I often wonder if a picture has more weight without color, or which version taps into the imagination of the viewer most.
My youngest in middle school is majoring in of all things photography. The great part about this is my old Minolta XGM will get a well-deserved workout. The other blessing is I'm getting the benefit of perspective, and the challenge of young eyes on what is important in a photograph.
Under the scrutiny of my 12-year-old, I'll get, "Dad I think color takes away from the shot, and it has more depth without it." I know it is all a matter of opinion but, when I go back to 256 shades instead of sixteen million or even less when you consider the printed page, he may have a point.
What do you think? Should be we color blind?
Until we CliQ
Tools: Aperture, Google Nik Silver EFX
Tools: Adobe Lightroom