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Stage Lighting by Richard E. Dunham

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Color and Its Effects 3

 

 

 

Of all the controllable qualities of light, color produces one of the greatest impacts on how we see an object and the surrounding environment. In fact, many say that color is the most difficult element for a young designer to control in a lighting design. Some of the reasons for this profound impact come from the fact that color has both physiological and psychological effects on how we view a scene or object. It has the ability to completely alter the observed color of a subject, change the perceived distance of objects, and can even cause objects to blend in or pop out from their backgrounds. More importantly, the color of light has been associated with the ability to affect our heart and breathing rates, influence ...

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