Thursday, June 25, 2009

Century Old Color Photography of Prokudin-Gorsky

In 1909 Russian photographer Sergey Produkin-Gorsky decided to photograph the vast country of Russia and its peoples in... Full color !

The process used involved a camera that would take a set of three photographs. These pictures would be monochrome but each picture would be taken using a filter of a different color. When all three monochrome pictures were projected (using light which had to be specifically colored) then the original color scene could be reconstructed.

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