Handcolor Your Prints
A Venerable Craft That Is Still Going Strong
From the mid-1950s to the
mid-1980s, handcoloring was associated mainly with the days before color
film. But it has never really gone away. Handcoloring is far from new:
handcolored daguerreotypes survive, as do tintypes. Long after color
processes appeared in the first decade of the 20th century (Lumiere
Autochrome), handcoloring remained the cheapest and easiest way to get
a colored print. Then, as color films and color printing became more
affordable, handcoloring languished; as eventually did black and white
photography. Not until the 1980s did black and white photography become
fashionable again, and so in due course did handcoloring.
Paper Surface Options
Printing For Handcoloring
Tools And Techniques
Of The Craft
Extender and Drier
The Handcolored Wedding
Paterson Photographic Inc.
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