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Photographic colour reproduction

Geoffrey Attridge

All images © Geoffrey Attridge unless indicated.

INTRODUCTION

If we are to obtain the optimum record of the appearance of coloured objects, for most purposes our aim in photography must be to reproduce them as the eye sees them in daylight. Unlike the eye, however, photographic materials do not adapt themselves to changes in the light source (see chromatic adaptation of the human visual system as described in Chapters 4 and 5). They faithfully record the effects of any such changes: if a photograph is not being taken by daylight, the difference in colour quality between daylight and the source employed must be taken into account if visually optimum colour rendering is to be ...

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