Digital Autochrome

Discussion in 'Photography Techniques' started by ReD, May 29, 2015.

  1. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Experimenting with Red Blue Green

    Reading up on early Autochrome process I thought I’d try taking an old BW photo making 3 copies then tinting them up and mixing together to see what happened – obviously far from perfect but you can see the start of some colour seeping into the image.

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  2. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
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  3. RT Panther

    RT Panther All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    'Fascinating' :thumbsup:
  4. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Interesting experiment! The pictures I've seen of Autochrome show beautiful soft blues and reds. Would love to be able to emulate that.
  5. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    The above conversion is all nonsense of course but interesting in that some colour was introduced - mostly they do a better more colourful sepia
    Some of The Autochrome photos I've seen are very beautiful indeed - and made more interesting because of their historical capture
  6. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    I'm loving those experiments, Roger. I have hand colored silver gelatine prints back in the day and liked it quite a bit but I'm afraid that digital has thoroughly spoiled me. Anyway, nothing beats the 'real' thing in my book and I'm looking forward to install another dark room - once I have finally settled somewhere - should that ever happen, lol.