Color-blind photographer?

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    Higgs Boson, Oct 25, 2013
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    "Higgs Boson" <> wrote in message
    news:
    > Most of this article in on-line Discover magazine is way
    > over my head, as are the knowledgeable comments, but it
    > did get me wondering how a color-blind photographer
    > functions.
    >
    > http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/n...orful-case-philosophical-zombie/#.UmrB6FP3Mce
    >
    > or
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/mj4tlqb
    >
    > HB


    Color can be *part* of photography but there is much more to it besides
    color...form...arrangement...highlight and shadow for some. That holds true
    even when'if color is an important part.

    In fact, not having to consider color could be a real asset as it would let
    one concentrate on the other aspects which - unlike color (usually) - can be
    controlled by the photographer.


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    Whiskers Guest

    On 2013-10-25, dadiOH <> wrote:
    > "Higgs Boson" <> wrote in message
    > news:
    >> Most of this article in on-line Discover magazine is way over my
    >> head, as are the knowledgeable comments, but it did get me wondering
    >> how a color-blind photographer functions.
    >>
    >> http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/n...orful-case-philosophical-zombie/#.UmrB6FP3Mce
    >>
    >> or
    >>
    >> http://tinyurl.com/mj4tlqb
    >>
    >> HB

    >
    > Color can be *part* of photography but there is much more to it
    > besides color...form...arrangement...highlight and shadow for some.
    > That holds true even when'if color is an important part.
    >
    > In fact, not having to consider color could be a real asset as it
    > would let one concentrate on the other aspects which - unlike color
    > (usually) - can be controlled by the photographer.


    It isn't entirely clear from that article just how 'colour blind' this
    person actually is at a subconscious level; the brain/mind can be tricky
    to fathom out even when 'normal', let alone when damaged.

    Apart from the option to work only in monochrome, it may be possible
    (even quite interesting) to continue to work in colour but relying
    entirely on instruments and helpers for colour assessment - or even
    ignoring it and letting the film and chemicals, or the standard software
    in the camera etc, take care of colours.

    This person may still be able to distinguish colours from each other by
    using coloured 'viewing lenses' (such as the classic blue green yellow
    orange and red filters used for mono photography, or the magenta cyan
    and yellow filters from an enlarger) provided the eye/brain/mind
    combination is still detecting the visible spectrum with something like
    normal sensitivity to all the different frequencies.

    Doubtless medically and philosophically fascinating, but a horrid shock
    for the poor victim!

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    Whiskers, Oct 25, 2013
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