Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hand-Colouring of Black and White Analogue Photographs

Hand-colouring refers to any method of manually adding colour to a black and white photograph, generally either to heighten the realism of the photograph or for artistic purposes. Hand-colouring is also known as hand painting or overpainting.

Typically, watercolours, oils, crayons or pastels, and other paints or dyes are applied to the image surface using brushes, fingers, cotton swabs or airbrushes. Hand-coloured photographs were most popular in the mid- to late-19th century before the invention of colour photography and some firms specialized in producing hand-coloured photographs.

Some of interesting hand-colouring photos below will help us more understanding.

Red Umbrella by holgagirl

Pink by kismekate

Rose by E. A. Smith

Daises? I think these are Daises by elise shively photography

Tawawa Park Leaf by bmcmaster

do the hustle by The Cassandra Project

Crossroads II by Hollis Johnson

Primaveira en Covelo II /Spring in Covelo II by Roberto Carbajo Nogueira

taos truck revisited by paddyjoe

Taste the Rainbow by Christine ™

hand colored flower by redrock flyer

Huts by sixbysixtasy

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