black-body radiator


If you read this blog enough you’ll start to notice patterns. I wish that every day I had some genius thing to tell you all and show you all, but truth be told I have my favorite blogs too, and I also have some people doing art that I just love and don’t tire talking of.

Our Labor of Love is one of them.

I don’t really know how it happened. I was never the type to plan their wedding in their head, and then all of a sudden I was that girl who looked at wedding-porn (according to urban dictionary “wedding porn” is Magazines, websites, and planning books related to throwing a wedding that are concealed from the unwitting intended groom, lest he freak out.) I think it started with all the letterpress studios I spy on. Somehow this would lead to the occasional wedding invite, which may have wedding photos, which may link to a site, and the next thing you know I have a pictorial knowledge of unique boutonnieres and cake toppers and I’m reading the Our Labor of Love wedding blog at least once a week–I had caught a few weddings they had done here and there and couldn’t help but fall for them. Especially after realizing that OLOL‘s lead lady went to high school with me. From then on I was hooked. I thought Jesse was the absolute coolest in high school. So I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that she is the absolute coolest as an adult.


More exciting than wedding-porn (what, there are more exciting things than wedding-porn?!) is when I get to learn something really cool about photography from Jesse’s blog.


Last week I learned about color temperature.

Color temperature is a characteristic of visible light that has important applications in lighting, photography, videography, publishing, and other fields. The color temperature of a light source is determined by comparing its chromaticity with that of an ideal black-body radiator. The temperature (usually measured in kelvins (K)) at which the heated black-body radiator matches the color of the light source is that source’s color temperature; for a black body source, it is directly related to Planck’s law and Wien’s displacement law.


Counterintuitively, higher color temperatures (5000 K or more) are “cool” (green-blue) colors, and lower color temperatures (2700-3000 K) “warm” (yellow-red) colors.


… And for the record regarding wedding-porn, there is no poor unwitting groom I’m hiding my craziness from, nor is there some magical even I have all planned in my head. I think it’s more just a freakish desire to get to art direct an entire event (insert maniacal laugh here.) Don’t judge me. You know it’ll be fun.

ps. Adam this blog is for you especially… you know why.


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