Photography podcast #65 features an interview with Montreal Wedding photographer Dominic Fuizzotto. In the interview we talk about why colour casts happen and how to correct colour casts.‚ When images have a colour cast they usually just don’t look right and it is our job as photographers to get rid of bad colour casts.
One IMPORTANT thing that I forgot to mention in the podcast is that on the rare occasion you may actually WANT to introduce a colour cast into an image as in the photo below. This can be done easily in Photoshop but it can also be done by using gels on lights or by setting your camera’s white balance to the wrong setting on purpose.
This is the colour wheel that most photographers use whether they know it or not.‚ White light is made of red, green and blue light. The complimentary or opposite colours of red, green and blue are cyan, magenta and yellow respectively. In order to reduce a colour cast, we need to introduce its opposite into the image.‚ Therefore, if an image has a blue cast we reduce that cast by adding yellow into the image.
Links mentioned in this podcast:
Dominic Fuizzotto Photography
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