Early color photography in the 1900’s

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Ian Stuart Forsyth
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Early color photography in the 1900’s
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2572671/Photos-vault-Amazing-colour-images-pre-revolutionary-Russia.html

An interesting article on early color photography

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Re: Early color photography in the 1900’s

Not sure whether the article itself is interesting, but the photography is simply amazing. Scans are so great, that while watching them photographs, I just felt like I was travelling back in time to those places. Shocking! Thanks for sharing this link

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Re: Early color photography in the 1900’s

Very interesting link.  Thanks for posting.

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Thanks for posting.

Is there any site that explains the technique more completely?

Joe

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Re: Early color photography in the 1900’s

Joseph Tainter wrote:

Thanks for posting.

Is there any site that explains the technique more completely?

Joe

No I have not found any more details on how he done the 3 exposures with separate color filters, It would be interesting to see how this was done and also in the darkroom

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Re: Early color photography in the 1900’s

Ian Stuart Forsyth wrote:

Joseph Tainter wrote:

Thanks for posting.

Is there any site that explains the technique more completely?

Joe

No I have not found any more details on how he done the 3 exposures with separate color filters, It would be interesting to see how this was done and also in the darkroom

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dellaert/aligned/

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Joseph Tainter Veteran Member • Posts: 9,244
Re: Early color photography in the 1900’s

awaldram wrote:

Ian Stuart Forsyth wrote:

Joseph Tainter wrote:

Thanks for posting.

Is there any site that explains the technique more completely?

Joe

No I have not found any more details on how he done the 3 exposures with separate color filters, It would be interesting to see how this was done and also in the darkroom

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dellaert/aligned/

I meant, how it was done originally? There was a reference to a viewing filter. What was this?

Joe

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How it was used

Joseph Tainter wrote:

awaldram wrote:

Ian Stuart Forsyth wrote:

Joseph Tainter wrote:

Thanks for posting.

Is there any site that explains the technique more completely?

Joe

No I have not found any more details on how he done the 3 exposures with separate color filters, It would be interesting to see how this was done and also in the darkroom

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dellaert/aligned/

I meant, how it was done originally? There was a reference to a viewing filter. What was this?

Joe

Somebody posted images from this photographer a few years ago, though these images are different from the ones I saw back then. Probably more have been digitized. There was no darkroom process for color back then, as there was no color film to print on. The images were meant to be projected on top of each other on a screen with a converging projector that had the color filters in it. If I recall correctly, the point of the commissioned works was to be shown across the country - possibly to school children. Nobody really looked at the prints again until digital came about. I think there was a lot of volunteer work in photoshop that resulted in this treasure trove of pre WWI photos coming to light.

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Joe, thanks for the link. I remember a movie about the the last German Kaiser Wilhelm II. called "Majestät brauchen Sonne" ("His Majesty needs sun." - Link for infos: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0205245/) which includes a few sequences of color movie filmed with a similar technique. They used three cameras positioned very close to each other, each camera shooting through one of three primary color filters. The quality is breathtaking. My first thought under the impression of the color sequences was very stupid but might transport how shocking the effect was: "OMG, those people did not live in b/w, they were as real and colored as we are."

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