Friday, April 03, 2009
On a recent trip, a client showed me black and white scans of some tintypes. Recently he emailed me to say he'd scanned the images in color. To his surprise the scanning highlighted the fact that the photographer had colored some of the details. He wrote to ask if that was possible. The answer is yes! Photographers often added color to images, including tintypes. Watch for color in eyes, cheeks, lips and jewelry. Those little details make the pictures look more realistic. I recently wrote about hand colored daguerreotypes in my Family Tree Magazine blog.
Posted by The Photo Detective at 4/03/2009 09:56:00 AM