How can I improve my digital photo development? Complication.
March 6, 2014 7:45 AM Subscribe
I'd like to improve my skills at post-processing my digital photos, generally in Aperture. I'm colorblind.
posted by mzurer to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm pretty badly colorblind (two different deficiencies - very severe red-green and moderate blue-yellow). Mostly it's a problem when I want to correct white balance after shooting in low or difficult light. What generally happens is that I get the exposure where I want it but I find out later I have color casts in the flesh tones that are not generally deemed pleasant. It can range from too rosy all the way to having green in the skin tones. My deficiency is severe enough that once it gets close to correct I can't tell that I'm off, or I can't tell which direction. When I deal with color-coded information (not photo related) at work I use the digital color meter to make sure I have the right color.
I would probably have less problems if I was more diligent about using custom white balance when I am aware there will be an issue, but there are times that can't help.
Any color blind photo-people out there having experience with this? Any bright ideas for using the histogram - Maybe I can check the flesh tone highlights for a typical color profile (or at least check that it's not completely out of whack)?