Color doesn’t exist out there. Color is produced inside us. Color is the human response to vibrations in a narrow part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Color is an event. In any color event you need a light source and an observer – and often an object that reflects the light perceived. There is no color without an observer – just energetic vibrations.

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Our perception of color is complex; part physical, part biological, part psychological. Understanding more about our different responses to color and how they interact helps visual artists be more visually sensitive observers and more effective communicators.

Learn more in my workshop The Power of Color.

Learn more with my DVDs on Color here.

Learn more with my free color resources here.

We learn to see. Brilliant demonstrations. Implications far beyond color.


A lot of photographers set an objective to match color the way they remember it. But how reliable is their color memory? Not very.

Try this. Look at this color. Then hide it. Mix it in Photoshop. Then compare your results with the original. Were you too light or dark, warm or cool, saturated or desaturated? Do this with 50 different colors and you’ll start to be able to identify consistent errors, which indicates your color tendencies and preferences.

Find out more in my downloads , DVDs, and workshops.

See the results my workshop students generated this week. Read more


1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency.
How well do you see color?
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X-Rite has taken the Farnsworth-Munsell color test online.
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Read my articles on color at Apple here.

Check out my Color Management DVDs here.

Learn about color and color management in my workshops here.


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