Black and white
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Black and white is the predominant choice among master photographers, as it tells the graphic story clearly; it is conducive to learning the art; it connotes a classic fineness; and it is plain and simple fun. With black and white, it is crisp and clean with patterns, shapes and lines to intrigue our minds.

With their gentle gradations of hoary, black and white pictures hold our attention and make us want to see beyond the surface. Just think about the 10 most memorable photographs of all times, they are all in black and white.

Black and white photography is different. It is about textures and emotions and it shows a whole new world. As Howard Schatz wrote, "color photography is about fact; black-and-white allows personal fantasy".

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