Wednesday, August 11, 2010


fresh |fre sh |
recently created or experienced and not faded or impaired.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Color: Josh Chavez

Color is more than just something that our eyes process once light reflects off of it. It is an emotion, a savior, a memory, anything. Color can mean one thing to you and not mean a thing to anyone else. I used as an enhancement, in this photo, because the photo didn't feel very vibrant without it. Sure, the photograph has a model, and she has color on her, but I think the photo became more glamorous when I tweaked the highlights and cast them with a the green. It made the overall image seem more botanical; as if the model was photographed using only natural light that was diffused through leaves and other greenery, casting its color throughout the image.

Color_Sarah Pedigo

When I think of color, I think of the beautiful colors of plants.


As a fan of black and white and desaturated tones, color is a rarity for me. However, this set was incredibly colorful and it called for a very fun time and hilarious out-takes with my wonderful model. Happy monday.

My colors

I choose this photo because i feel like this represents color the way i remember it as a kid this would have been my favorite color when i was a kid so this is how i want it represented.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Color - Frank Gallagher

"Color in Action" I believe that color doesn't have to be standing still to still be beautiful.


I love all the colors of a rainbow. I wanted to show what is given to us on this earth. A rainbow is a beautiful thing.

Matthew Lowery \ "Colorade"

Color is very closely associated with our emotions; so it is very closely tied to our appetites. Both of these associations make color extremely powerful in advertising. Why are we more compelled to crave drinks that have been brightly colored with chemical dyes? It is unnatural and redundant, yet these are what sell best worldwide. Some studies have shown that color can carry as much influence as taste when we perceive flavor. Delicious.

Color Me Happy!

If I were a color I would want to be yellow.
Yellow is such a happy color, just looking
at it makes me want to smile...


Colors are more than a combination of red and blue or yellow and black. They are non-verbal communication. Colors have symbolism and color meaning that go beyond ink. Green is the color of nature and life. Green grass is the most restful color. Green symbolizes self-respect and well being. Green is the color of balance. It also represents learning, growth and harmony. She brings the "Green" to my life.

Color Code - Mike Maez

Hanky code (also known as flagging) is a way of indicating, usually among gay male casual sex-seekers or BDSM practitioners in the leather subculture, whether they are a top or bottom, and what kind of sex they are seeking, by wearing color-coded handkerchiefs, usually in the back pocket. Hanky code was widely used in the 1970s as a gay code. However today they are also used by many bisexual and pansexual into kink.

Hankies are worn almost exclusively in the rear trouser pocket. The left side of the body for tops and on the right for bottoms. In the past bandanas might be worn tied around the neck (with a knot positioned on either the left or right side) or on the wrist or bicep.

Here my friend Jackson uses his hanky to remain legally covered for Denver's Pride Parade while indicating his interest in fisting. He would normally flag on the right.

Color by Josie Lam

This week's concept was color and I wanted to go with a Chinese/Feng Shui type of theme only using white, gold and blue as the main colors.

I also took three different shots with different angles and perspectives 
(as in, the way you would look at it if you were in front of it, getting closer to see it clearer)

I was also messing around with Gimp and used a few filters (I'm trying to get more accustomed to it.)
when I was in the process of checking if my shots were in focus and whatnot.  
(Note: I don't own CS4/CS5 at the moment, which is why I have Gimp, 
I'd probably have Photoshop if I weren't a poor college student :( ) 

I hope you enjoyed! :]

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Color? How about Color Blindness!

What is color? Most people don’t think twice about the colors they are seeing when they look at a rainbow or a bouquet of flowers. Wikipedia defines it as "the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, green, blue and others." I define color as one of my personal hells. I love to look at the things of color, but in the last 10 months I have had to re-evaluate what I see. Color is not equal for all people, for those of us who are color blind and love the art of photography or any art form that involves color, it is definitely not equal. When you look at something and you are not sure what color you are looking at, it can be really frustrating. I found out I was colorblind 25 years ago and it explained a lot of things growing up. Last November I had my color blindness retested and I found out it has gotten worse. Taking color photographs is great and I love to do it. PRINTING color photographs can be somewhat challenging. Why? Color cast! So what is color? What you see is probably not what I see. But the real question is who see's the more beautiful color image? Do you appreciates your color vision or take it for granted?