Photographer's Perspective: Using Color In News

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WESLACO- Lighting, framing, and editing all play important roles when sharing stories at CHANNEL 5 NEWS. Color is another important tool many photojournalists can use.

Photojournalist Carlos Mendoza says playing with the color scheme can make a cold day look sunny or a cold day at the beach look warm.

"Color helps the audience to perceive weather conditions indoors or outdoors," says Mendoza.

A lack of color can clue the audience in that a re-enactment is taking place. Black and white also helps the audience know that the story is taking place back in time.