In the "grey-zone"

Using old technics with modern equipment.

If  you want to try something "new", you should  perhaps  try  something  very OLD.  Are you confused ?

What  I  say, is that  you should  use your  digital  camera , and  do  3  shots  - in  B&W-mode.

Each of  the  3  exposures  must  be  identical  - picturewise.  The only  visible  differences  between  those  3  pictures,  are  how  the  gray-scale  is  rendered  -  due  to  the  3  color-filters ,  that  were  used  during  the  short  photosession.

The  first  exposure  used  an  external / internal  RED-filter.  The  next  used  an  ext. / int.  GREEN-filter , and  the  last  exposure  used  an  ext. / int.  BLUE-filter.

When  those 3  pictures  have been  loaded down  into  PS  (or  any  eqiuvalent  software),  you have to define  one  image-layer  for  each  picture.  Each  imagelayer  must  be  "given back"  the  corresponding color-filter  (and with  the  same  density).  The  opacity  of  each  layer, have to  be  adjusted,  so  that you can  keep  track  on  how  the  the  changes  of  filter-density  -  in  one  layer -  affects  the  total  image rendering.

You  shold  also try  to  adjust the  contrast,  hue/saturation  during  this  special  processing.

You also have to  try out  when  to  make  those  3  layers  to  ONE.  Even  then,  is may  be  necessary  to  do  some  more  adjustments.

IMPORTANT  !!! :  I  have  NOT  said  that  you  would  get  very bright  and  fresh / natural  color.

Most  probably , you would  get  an  "old-time-color" picture,  where  only  the  strongest  colors  are  visible.  BUT  -   REMEMBER :   Your  "starting-point"  was   3  BLACK'n WHITE-pictures .....!

Good  luck.  Have  fun !!!

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