Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the primary colors of light, part of Exploring Photography: Shooting in Raw Mode.
- In high school biology class, you might have learned…that the light sensitive part of the back of your eye,…the retina, contains rods and cones.…Rods are very sensitive to brightness…and only register black and white,…while cones can see color.…You might also have learned that your eyes have…far more rods than cones, that your cones…are all packed together into a tiny area…in the center of the retina called the fovea,…and that your color vision shuts off in low light.…What you might not have learned is that…there are three different types of cones.…
One sensitive to red light, another to green,…and a third to blue.…Red, green, and blue are the primary colors of light.…You can mix those three colors together…to create every other color.…If you spend much time working with digital photography…or computer graphics or even just hooking up…certain types of computer monitors and TVs,…then you should recognize these three colors.…Red, green, and blue, RGB.…That's an acronym you've probably heard before.…Your TV, your computer monitor, your smartphone screen,…
In this course, photographer and educator Ben Long shines a light on what it means to shoot in raw—and what it doesn't. Learn the benefits of shooting in raw, learn when your camera's RAW+JPEG mode makes more sense, and get insights into why some people prefer certain raw conversion software over others.
- Does your camera support raw?
- Understanding how a sensor works
- Correcting and compressing JPEGs in camera
- Customizing JPEG compression
- Understanding raw conversion
- Working with raw files in popular photo-editing software
- Shooting raw, JPEG, or both
- Reprocessing old raw images
- Choosing a camera