INTRODUCTION TO BASIC COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY PRINCIPLES
In this lesson you will learn several basic color photography principles and
These principles and procedures include: light theory, the
color wheel, the additive and subtractive color processes, the color
characteristics of hue, brightness, saturation, color temperature, the
structure of film, the use of light sources and reciprocity, and the proper
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
a. Describe the light theory and use of the color wheel.
b. Describe the additive and subtractive processes.
c. Explain elementary film structure.
d. Describe filter use.
You will be given information from TM 11-401-2.
Basic color photography principles will be in accordance
with TM 11-401-2.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the
following: TM 11-401-2.
This lesson will provide you with the theory and principles behind color
photography. You will learn about types of radiant energy, concentrating
especially on the visual part of the spectrum.
In addition, you will
study how primary colors of light combine to produce additive and
You will also learn the attributes of the additive
and subtractive processes of color reproduction.
color, including hue, brightness, and saturation will be covered.