Colour has psychological and physiological effects on us. We have personal and cultural references associated with particular hues across different societies and within our own society. Nowhere is this more encapsulated in the modern age than through digital photography. Researchers from Taiwan have now reviewed the literature on colour use in digital photography as well as a rage of colour photographs and discuss the characteristics of different colours and the emotions and responses different colours invoke. They focus on how colours in the outside world are affected by the very process of trapping them within the camera and point out something that photographers have known for a long time, and painters before them, that colour is difficult to understand and to get right in an image.
Wu, S-H., Liu, M-Y. and Chen, J-H. (2018) ‘Effects of colour terms on the digital photography – a case study of cool colours’, Int. J. Cognitive Performance Support, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp.170–180.