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p.1 #1 · What green/magenta tint?!


As a change from all the technical posts we've been discussing lately, I thought to post something a little lighter. I suffer from color blindness and my type is Anomalous trichromacy which affects the red/green spectrum but I also confuse blue/pink, yellow/green so, oh, well, basically everything, thanks mom It's a pain in the neck sometimes, particularly with snooker, matching clothes, criticizing my friends' pictures and being a pain in the butt, animals can camouflage me easily, tackling my team mates when we play red vs. green (seriously it happened), etc...

But hey, there are upsides such as being unbothered by the "LCD green tint" issue, white balance is redundant, no monitor calibration is needed, all lenses have great color rendition, exposure is relative, oh well I guess I will never become a pro photographer

Who else has color blindness? How does it affect you whether positively or negatively, particularly with respect to photography?



Nov 27, 2012 at 07:41 PM
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p.1 #2 · What green/magenta tint?!


My colorblindness is fairly mild though I cannot see the numbers in the dotted color blindness tests which kept me from being able to work in computer assembly in college. I don't think it affects my photo editing too much but who knows... maybe it does and I just don't realize it! I want to say that there is a very famous contemporary photographer who is also colorblind - it might be Joel Grimes but I could be wrong.

brad




Nov 27, 2012 at 08:54 PM
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p.1 #3 · What green/magenta tint?!


DigMeTX wrote:
My colorblindness is fairly mild though I cannot see the numbers in the dotted color blindness tests which kept me from being able to work in computer assembly in college. I don't think it affects my photo editing too much but who knows... maybe it does and I just don't realize it! I want to say that there is a very famous contemporary photographer who is also colorblind - it might be Joel Grimes but I could be wrong.

brad



Exactly Brad, who knows! That photographer gives me hope lol



Nov 27, 2012 at 09:07 PM
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hijazist wrote:
But hey, there are upsides such as being unbothered by the "LCD green tint" issue, white balance is redundant, no monitor calibration is needed, all lenses have great color rendition, exposure is relative,


Not to make light of your affliction...but I enjoyed reading your list of upsides. I sometimes wish "white balance" would just go away.



Nov 28, 2012 at 01:08 AM
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p.1 #5 · What green/magenta tint?!


Many years ago I took a seminar with Dean Collins. I remember his seminar was on getting accurate color using gels, white or black backdrops and a light meter. I also remember that he was profoundly color blind. He used careful planning and a lot of math to pull off complex shoots.

You might consider following in Albert Watson's color blind shoes by shooting in black & white.



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p.1 #6 · What green/magenta tint?!


billkoe wrote:
You might consider following in Albert Watson's color blind shoes by shooting in black & white.


I wish I thought he was blind in one eye, was he also colorblind?



Nov 28, 2012 at 02:29 AM
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I worked with a guy who had less than 1% color vision. The army put him in reconnaissance. He was able to spot camouflaged installations with ease since he didn't have to filter color information. He also required new glasses every few months as the slightest misfocus caused him horrible headaches.


Nov 28, 2012 at 02:52 AM
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I heard of a colorblind guy who used to shoot in B&W only, I guess I would do the same, as I get very easily frustrated when my monitor gives me trouble.


Nov 28, 2012 at 02:56 AM
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Wow... I don't know my Albert Watson. No, I was thinking of someone else when it comes to color blind photographers - yes he's blind in one eye. And though I'm familiar with his black & white work he says he shoots 75-80% color.

I stand corrected on many counts. Sorry to confuse. Colorblindness is not nearly as annoying as fact-blindness.



Nov 28, 2012 at 04:09 AM
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billkoe wrote:
I stand corrected on many counts. Sorry to confuse. Colorblindness is not nearly as annoying as fact-blindness.


No worries He's indeed one of my favorite photographers, though he's more of an artist to me... His Steve Jobs & Umma Thurman are one of my favorite portraits of all time!



Nov 28, 2012 at 04:23 AM





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