Color is complicated and incredibly important to what we do as photographers. Even if we shoot in black and white, we have to know how colors will be rendered by our film/sensor in order to create contrast. Let's dive into the technical details of what color is and how cameras capture it.
As someone who used to be a colorist, I find the science of color, both biologically and technically, absolutely fascinating. In this video from Tony Northrup, he breaks down color science in a surprisingly digestible way. Starting with the very basics of what color is from a light standpoint and then moving on to how cameras capture it by delving into the most common Bayer pattern, the upcoming RGBW pattern as well, as my beloved X-Trans, and even the Sigma-specific Foveon sensor. He doesn't just say: "this is a photosite." Tony really goes in depth into the pros and cons and the science of each sensor type.
Color science is a complicated topic, so it's impressive to me that Tony so succinctly compressed this much information into a 20-minute video. While this is definitely more on the technical side than the artistic side of photography, I feel like it is still semi-required watching for all artists, even if just in the background. Learning the technical side of your chosen art form will allow you to exploit it, in my opinion, and therefore grow.