Hand-coloring is as old as photography itself. In the 19th century, color tinting was applied to early black-and-white prints to make them more closely resemble reality; it was the advent of color films in the 1950s that took photographic hand-coloring techniques into the realm of interpretive artistic expression, which is where it lives today. Applied color has become a way for photographers to communicate their feelings, not just simply a means of creating another color image.
In this hands-on, virtual weekend workshop, Laurie first introduces you to the history of the medium. Then she moved into the materials and techniques of hand-coloring black-and-white prints while inspiring you to experiment with your own creative process. You start with traditional silver-based or digitally output prints and then apply a variety of paints, pigments, pencils, and inks to extend the photographic image to produce the effects you want. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Laurie does demonstrations throughout the weekend and shows her example prints. Participants work on their hand-coloring techniques throughout the weekend as well as have numerous one-on-one interactions with Laurie. The all-important last step of preserving and framing your final artwork makes this a comprehensive workshop from start to finish.
Jump into the child-like joy of hand coloring with Laurie as your guide and creative co-conspirator.
A materials list along with instructions on how to select great images for hand coloring will be emailed to each student well in advance of the first class session.
Laurie Klein is recognized worldwide for her infrared photography. She began as a Bio-Medical Photographer in undergraduate school where she used infrared film for research and diagnostic purposes. What solidified her love and passion for infrared was when she began photographing with infrared film under the tutelage of Ansel Adams when she was a young woman and has never looked back. Laurie gained acclaim and recognition as an infrared portrait photographer photographing the female form in the environment. She has her BFA from RIT and her MFA from OU.
Laurie has been teaching for more than 30 years, and her work has appeared in hundreds of publications and numerous gallery exhibitions She is author of two infrared photography books published by Amherst Media: Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared and Infrared Photography and Artistic Techniques for Brilliant Images, co-authored with her son Kyle Klein and Shelley Vandegrift. She also authored Hand Coloring Black and White Photography published by Quarry books.