Printing BW negatives in colour

BW and Colour

If you shoot Black and White negatives, you can print them in colour … did you know?

In the latter part of the 19th century before Auguste and Louis Lumière developed their first colour photographic plates you could obtain a photographically generated full-colour print called a Fresson print.

Only Royalty, Governments and the wealthy could afford them. They were made using only B&W materials.

Other processes called tri-colour carbon and carbro soon followed. The carbro was later replaced by Kodak dye transfer process. 

All these types of prints are sought after by fine art museums, galleries and collectors because they are considered to be non-fugitive.

Andrew Cross uses two of these processes in his image printing. But until recently he relied on colour transparency film to record the initial image. In the event of the demise of colour films, Andrew has gone back to the future and learned how to print colour images using traditional methods. 

If you are interested in alternate photographic processes you don’t want to miss this lecture by Andrew Cross.   

Saturday, June 11, 10 am – 12noon

Limited to 8 people

Cost: $25 incl. GST

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