The Science of Photography: Color Theory

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The Science of Photography: Color Theory

Color theory is both the art and the science of using color. It explains how humans perceive color; and the visual effects of how colors mix, match or contrast with each other. In this episode of The Science of Photography, Whitney explains the science behind color theory, and how to incorporate it into your own imagery to create lasting impact!

Whitney comes to us with degrees in biology, computer science and robotics. While at university and as part of several robotics startups, she wrote code to control robots and their various sensors, including cameras. She also trained experts on how to use these robots in a variety of settings, from search and rescue workers operating in a disaster, to astronauts training on the seafloor. She worked for several years at an optical spectrometer company where she programmed spectrometers and learned the physics behind light and color at their most fundamental levels. Later, she taught Photoshop and graphic design as an adjunct professor. Yet, it wasn’t until after she became a mom that she picked up a camera for the purpose of creating art. This unconventional career path allows Whitney to bring to bear a diverse technical background that promises a unique depth to her work, while her skills as an educator allow her to explain it in a way that remains accessible.