The Hand Colored Photograph
November 10th - 14th, 2022
Workshop size: 12 people
Beginning in the 19th century the earliest photographs were often tinted with paint, to make them more ‘life-like’. After the advent of color film in the 1950’s this was no longer necessary, so hand-coloring photographs became an interpretive, expressive art form, to making photographs more compelling and unique.
In this workshop, you will be introduced to some digital techniques using Lightroom and Photoshop and output images on a variety of papers. You will be instructed in the application of oil paints, pigments, pencils, and inks or pastels in combination, to extend your photographic image. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. I hope to inspire you to explore and experiment with a variety of materials and techniques and to find your own creative process. Photography is a magical process, but the ‘hands on’ aspect of applying pigment, is not only fun, it is a meditation on the joy of making something that comes from somewhere within.
This class is limited to 12 participants. Each day will consist of short slide shows, demonstrations, and supervised studio time with lots of individual one-on-one guidance.
When you sign up for this workshop you will receive a letter with FAQ’s and a list of what to bring. The Materials fee includes all but a few items which you will need to bring. There will be an assistant to help with the printing. A rudimentary knowledge of Lightroom and Photoshop is preferable but not required.