Chapter 9. Making the Most of Color in Photography

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The ability to photograph in color was revolutionary. Since the inception of color photography in the late 19th century, we have discovered quite a bit about it, explored Earth and its people with its new look, and translated it to the digital world. In a way, color photography reclaimed a nuance in color paintings and illustrations that was threatened by the realism of black-and-white photography. In the grand scope of history, it’s still a relatively new way of telling stories and creating art.

Color, in general, however, is not new. Whether we are color ...

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