Brian P. Lawler
- Features: Written by Brian P. Lawler on March 28, 2012A new camera has been in the news recently: the Lytro, a $399 camera that allows you to take a photo now, and focus — or refocus — later. Sounds provocative. But does it work? Is this something you should add to your camera bag? I've had the opportunity to use one for several weeks now, and I'm pretty gung-ho. Here's why.
- Features: Written by Brian P. Lawler on February 29, 2012I make my living teaching people about color management. I use a variety of tools including spectrophotometers, colorimeters, inkjet printers, and various computer programs to build color profiles. I often use these in conjunction with large printing presses. These are my day-to-day tools, and I'm very comfortable with them.
- Features: Written by Brian P. Lawler on July 21, 2008In 2004, the board of the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum embarked on a mission to construct a new building. The grand opening last month delighted the town's children. In the process of building the interior spaces, I got involved as a photo-muralist. My plan was for a large interior mural for the grand staircase that rises from the ground floor to the second floor of the new museum. The idea was to make a cityscape mural that's reminiscent of our town, but fanciful and more colorful than the real thing (Figure 1).
- Features: Written by Brian P. Lawler on March 24, 2007
Albert Henry Munsell (1858-1918) developed his color system as a circle with ten segments, arranging colors at equal distance and arranging them in such a way that opposing pairs create a neutral gray (Figure 1). He organized the hues of his hand-painted swatches according to the three variables: hue, value, and chroma.