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RE: Anyone doing autochrome?

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  • Subject: RE: Anyone doing autochrome?
  • From: Gawain Weaver <gawain.weaver@gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 10:32:47 -0400
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You can do it with red, green, and blue sharpie markers and any panchromatic
emulsion. Your RGB lines won't be as fine as the grains of an autochrome
(which range around 10 microns) but it's the same principle. Or as has been
suggested, you could make a screen in photoshop with RGB dots (or lines, or
squares, and hexagons- it doesn't really matter) as small as your printer
can handle, and use that as your screen. Just shoot the image through your
RGB color filter, then reversal develop (or develop and then print a
positive on film-- which would mean you could make multiples), then
re-register the RGB screen with your positive and voila, you have your own
additive screen plate! Not an autochrome exactly, but close enough, and good
for a classroom.

Gawain Weaver