Did you Know…The First Color Photo

Did you know…

Photo: A tartan ribbon

Photo: A tartan ribbon James Clerk Maxwell

…that James Clerk Maxwell, a Scottish physicist, is credited for creating the first color photograph back in 1861. He photographed a tartan ribbon three times, using a red, blue and yellow filter, and combined the three images into the final color composite.
(source: National Geographic)

For other odd ball pieces of photographic information (potentially useless but still fun), check out the Did you Know and Quotes Categories of my page. I will be posting one or two a week.

To all the shutterbugs…Happy Shooting!

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