Studio Photography: Alternative Processes Option Two
Alternative Process Option Two: Toning and Hand Coloring
In the darkroom, toning involves a variety of chemicals, trays and steps. Whether you have access to a darkroom or not, you can still capture the effect of toned images with natural materials. While toning will alter the look of your entire print, hand coloring gives you the power to tone select portions of your images. Hand coloring supplies come in a variety of product options, from paint sets to easy-to-use markers.
The following resources introduce toning and hand coloring with easy-to-acquire materials. You can focus on one particular technique, or complete a smorgasbord of approaches.
- Toning Black and White Images with Organic Materials (Sprinkle, n.d)
- Photograph Toning with Tea and Coffee (The Art of Photography, 2013)
- Hand Tinting 101 (Merrill, 2016)
- Artist in Action: Lori Vrba (Smithson, 2015)