For some photographers, no term strikes more fear into one’s heart than “Color Spaces.” The idea that different devices, along with our eyes, perceive light differently can seem confusing. Anyone that has gone to print one of their photographs probably knows that it can take some know-how to ensure your images are correctly represented on paper.
If you’re new to the world of color theory, photographer Forrest Tanaka wants to help: in the 13-minute video above, he explains color spaces in an easy-to-understand way.
Tanaka discusses the ideas behind the visible electromagnetic spectrum and how our eyes perceive the results. The discussion evolves into how color management modules function to try and ensure that color profiles match as closely as possible, and how we can improve their usage.