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Coloratti News | John Paul Caponigro on the Weight of Color


by Brenda K. Hipsher – June 4th, 2012

Coloratti John Paul Caponigro is a color guru. One look at any of his work at www.johnpaulcaponigro.com tells you that his use of color is integral to his art. Last week he published another of his informative and thought provoking blog posts on color.  This time he takes on the topic “The Weight of Color.” Yep that’s right… the weight of color.  Honestly I’d never thought much about color and weight. My musings on weight are usually restricted to the number I see on my own bathroom scale each morning… but I digress.

X-Rite color management John Paul CaponigroAs I began reading I realized that we have no problem assigning temperature to color.  I’ve been saying that yellow and red are warm and that blues are cool colors for years without giving it a second thought. So why not weight? John Paul not only gives us a good intro to the concept but guides us through exercises that will help us notice and utilize the weight of color in our images to better communicate what we intend about the subjects and objects in our image. “Psychologically, color has weight,” says John Paul. “With only a little practice and more sensitivity, you can use this to make your images more effective.” Certainly more effective images is what most of us are striving for in our photography.  We want to communicate.

X-Rite color management John Paul CaponigroTake some time and read through this article and do the exercises for yourself. CLICK HERE to go to The Weight of Color. We think you’ll find it enlightening and informative. John Paul is a master at giving us information we can use today to improve our photographic communication. While you’re on his website you’ll want to check out Digital Printing & Digital Photography Workshops where you can study with John Paul and other master photographers either at his studio in beautiful bucolic Maine or in exotic locations like Iceland or Antarctica. See his beautiful new book Antarctica and sign up for his newsletter Insights and get access to free ebooks and more. John Paul has an entire section on color management with free PDF downloads on topics like “6 Simple Steps to Good Color Management,” “Profile Your Printer,” and “Editing Spaces Compared” just to name a few. Visit the Technique section on his website to learn more.

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