FLY­ING COLOURS

History Revealed - - IN PICTURES THE BIRTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY -

Louis Du­cos du Hau­ron was a ma­jor in­no­va­tor in colour pho­tog­ra­phy. He would shoot a scene three times (such as this stuffed rooster and para­keet, 1879) with yel­low, cyan and ma­genta fil­ters, then over­lay them for a vivid fi­nal prod­uct.

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