Photography and Light

Photography and Light

Light is the primary resource of a photographer. Therefore, it is important to learn what is light and how it behaves.

Light is the visible portion of the electro-magnetic spectrum. As you may know, though the light rays from the sun appear white, they contain all the colors of the spectrum.

When white light shines through a prism, it splits into the colors of the visible light spectrum. Each color has a different wavelength. Red has the longest wavelength and violet has the shortest wavelength. When all the waves are seen together, they make white light.

Photography and Light, Electromagnetic Spectrum

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Just as the white light comprises of all colors of the spectrum, black is considered as the absence of any color.

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