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Photography for Kids! by Michael Ebert, Sandra Abend

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Pictures without Color?

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This picture works well in black-and-white because the shapes and the composition are what make this an appealing image.

The world is colorful: bananas are yellow, grass is green, and fire trucks are red. You’ve probably seen many photos (some of them in this book) that are in black-and-white, and you may have even seen movies filmed in black-and-white. Why do we have black-and-white pictures? Here’s the simple answer: when photography was invented, it wasn’t possible to take pictures in color. When color photography was invented, it was a time-consuming and expensive process, so photographers continued to take pictures ...

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