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  1. The first colour photograph, 1861.

    Thomas Sutton collaborated with the theoretical physicist James Clerk Maxwell to take three separate exposures of a tartan ribbon through red, green and blue filters. The developed negatives were projected through separate magic lanterns, with the same coloured filters, on to a screen to create a single image at the Royal Institution in London and the principle of colour photography was born.

    (Source: Guardian)

    23 notes colour photography history of photography 1861 tartan ribbon thomas sutton
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