Dickinson Gallery

Hand colored photos representing the beauty and history of the local Northern Michigan area.

7611 W Glenmere Rd

Empire, MI 49630

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Location: Empire,
Type: Gallery & Studio,
Features: Souvenirs, Gifts, Art,

Hand colored landscape photos have a pleasing effect with muted shades of color. Photos are hand colored using a technique of applying oil based transparent paint to the black and white photograph. The paint is applied with cotton and blended over the image without obscuring the image. The detail work in small areas of the photo is then applied using colored pencils. Prior to color film, hand coloring was widely used in photography. In years past, this process was also used to colorĀ  high school senior pictures.