If cameras started out in color, would B&W even be of interest?

1 month 2 weeks ago #737917 by Finn
I have a interesting thought I was thinking about today:

So let's imagine that the very first camera shot in full color.  No B&W.  So do you think it would be of interest for people without it being in photographic history?  


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1 month 2 weeks ago #737950 by Screamin Scott
Colors sell color shots, Composition sells B&W. Thus the color shot would have to be aesthetically pleasing colorwise with good composition...

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1 month 2 weeks ago #737956 by Rick Larin
Interesting thought.  Would like to think someone would have come out with it, just like infrared photography or HDR, people like different.  


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1 month 1 week ago #738020 by Colorado Mike
Photographers who made their fame from B&W wouldn't be happy! 


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1 month 1 week ago #738086 by No Show
Why wouldn't it?  Putting aside the classic appeal as the nature the this thread suggest, it's a catchy medium.  

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1 month 1 week ago #738177 by JaneK
This is some Back to the Future time travel thinking!  Hard to say IMHO.  I would guess seeing people can be so exploratory, that yes, B&W would eventually come up and people would have a liking to it.  


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1 month 1 week ago #738196 by Esseff

No Show wrote: Why wouldn't it?  Putting aside the classic appeal as the nature the this thread suggest, it's a catchy medium.  


Totally agree with this. Some things just look better in BW.


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1 month 1 week ago #738238 by Norse Photographer
Yep agree.  I don't have as much experience as many of you,  but I think B&W shots are very interesting.  Moody.   


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1 month 1 week ago #738282 by Colorado Mike
Honestly when was the last time you took a B&W


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1 month 4 days ago #738371 by Sawyer
I don't think that would change much, yes I think it would still be of interest.  No different then other mediums, that have been realized. 

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1 month 2 days ago #738459 by Fitch
For me?  no because I prefer color, but I know plenty of people who would miss it.  


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