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3 Photography Fun Facts | From Robert's Camera

by Walt Kuhn, Roberts Camera | Mar 05, 2014
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Black & White Fun Fact #1:
Modern day digital camera sensors only register black and white. They only measure differences in luminance. To obtain a color image three color filters (red, green and blue) are used. By using the filters, the luminance per color can be measured and a color image can be calculated.
Black & White Fun Fact #2:
Black and white photography is a bit of an odd way to describe this type of photography. A black and white photo often contains mainly grey tones. This is why black and white photos are often called monochrome photos too.

Black & White Fun Fact #3:
Black and white photos give you their information by using luminance variations, not by showing variations in color. Your thoughts are not distracted by the colors and therefore the attention goes to subject, composition and lighting.

Submitted by: Walt Kuhn, Roberts Camera

Do you love taking photos in black and white? Do Ansel Adams’ photographs inspire you? If your answer is yes, then this is the photo contest for you. The Eiteljorg is teaming up with Roberts Camera for our Black & White Photo Contest. To enter, all you have to do is like our page, fill out the entry form, and submit your photo. The contest runs for five months and a winner will be selected each mo...nth to receive a $25 gift card. A grand prize winner will be selected from the monthly winners and will receive a beautiful new camera - valued at $380 and a Eiteljorg membership. To get started, just click on this link the picture above. You can also enter the photo contest by submitting a photo using the hash tag #ejbandwcontest on Twitter and Instagram.


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