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Color: A Photographer’s Guide to Directing the Eye, Creating Visual Depth, and Conveying Emotion by Jerod Foster

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Chapter 10. A Nod to Black and White

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Given that this is a book about color, I haven’t said much yet about black-and-white photography. My focus on color in the previous chapters is not because I disdain black-and-white photography or consider it valueless. I just wanted to concentrate on the power of color and its attractive draw to the eye. I’ve been taking a shooter’s look at how we use color to compose, guide a viewer through a shot, and provide subtle or strong meaning. Black-and-white photography does those things, too, of course, in its own way and has been doing so for much longer. In some circles, it ...

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