The Physics and Art of Photography, Volume 2
- Energy and color
- John Beaver
- November 2018
The Physics and Art of Photography: Energy and color focuses on the physics of energy, power, illuminance and intensity of light, and how these relate to the photographic exposure, including a detailed example that follows the emission of light from the Sun all the way through to the formation of the image in the camera. These concepts are described in both their traditional manner, but also using very-low-sensitivity photography as an example, which brings the physical concepts to the fore in a visible way. Color, in terms of the spectrum of light, is also considered: how it interacts with the subject, and how the camera's light detector interacts with the image focused upon it. But of equal concern is the only partially-understood and sometimes unexpected ways in which the human eye interprets this spectral stimulus as color. This volume covers basic photographic subjects such as shutter, aperture, ISO, metering and exposure value, as well as less familiar topics such as the Jones-Condit equation, Lambertian versus isotropic reflections, reflection and response curves, and the opponent-process model of color perception. Although written at a beginning undergraduate level, the topics are chosen for their role in a more general discussion of the relation between science and art that is of interest to readers of all backgrounds and levels of expertise.
About EditorsJohn Beaver is a professor of physics and astronomy at the Fox Valley Campus of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where he teaches physics, astronomy, photography and interdisciplinary courses. He earned his BS in physics and astronomy in 1985 from Youngstown State University, and his PhD in astronomy in 1992 from The Ohio State University. His published work in astronomy focuses on the topics of spectrophotometry of comets and gaseous nebulae, and multicolor photometry of star clusters.
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Paperback ISBN: 9780750329545
Ebook ISBN: 9781643273433
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers