The Russian Geographical Society from the bottom of the heart congratulates those who know the art of stopping a wonderful moment. We wish you inspiration and creative discoveries!
Separate congratulations to the participants of «The most beautiful country» photo contest, whose amazing works never stop delighting us! By the way, now their photos can be admired at exhibitions in Moscow.
We should remind you that the first photo was shot in the year of 1826 by the Frenchman Joseph Nisephor Niepce. A black and white photo was called «The view from the window». The shooting took 8 hours.
The first color photos appeared in the middle of the XIX century, and for their creation there was being used three photo cameras - for each there was installed a filter (red, green and blue), and then the images were being combined.
A photographer, chemist, member of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky was the pioneer of color photography in Russia. Thus, he made the famous color photo of Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy, as well as a number of color photographs of pre-revolutionary Russia known to the whole world.