October 30, 2019

(Note:  I originally wrote most if this in June 2019, but waited forever to post it while I continued experimenting with coatings...)

After taking a 6 month break from my autochrome experiments, I decided to take a few screens I had sitting around and coat them with som...

September 18, 2018

I've been stringing people along, telling them that I plan on adding a new autochrome blog post when I "figure things out a bit".  Well, the truth of it is -- I never did!  While some of the plates from earlier this year showed great promise, in general I have mostly f...

December 19, 2017

This blog entry is going to be short and sweet -- As it turns out, I was very close to full success with reversal processing.  After substituting in the new Dufaycolor first developer, the plates immediately looked great!

Current thoughts on coating:
 

Right now I'm st...

December 4, 2017

Although I won't make the case that they're anywhere near the quality of the original plates, I'd say I'm about 95% of the way to being able to make proper autochromes.  I can capture and reproduce colors, though for now my only major successes have been with creating...

November 17, 2017

Regarding Starch:

Now that I'm mentally organizing everything, I've gotten a lot done in the last two weeks!  The starch I use now is dyed according to the original autochrome recipes.  The colors now look very reminiscent to pictures of the original screen (especially...

October 31, 2017

I've been playing with the idea of making autochromes for about 4 years now.  Making photographs 100% from scratch had always interested me, and up until this point I had only ever really worked with black and white processes.  Color film never interested me very much...

April 19, 2017

Don't worry, I've gotten the bad jokes out of my system with that title. 

Recently I had a bad case of diarrhea of the mouth, or at least what counts for it over text, in regards to gallium as a mirror.  It doesn't take long for the mind to wander to find replacements...

April 19, 2015

Ever since I first became interested in photography, I've always wanted to do everything from scratch, from start to finish.  Now with black and white processes this isn't too terribly difficult -- I've done both wet plate collodion and dry gelatin bromide, both of whi...

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