Grace Dickinson, a native of the Glen Lake area,
began photographing at a young age as she accompanied her father Fred
Dickinson over the dunes. She learned her father's techniques both
with the camera and in the darkroom, as well as the art of hand coloring
the black and white photos. They also shared the same eye for composition
and a love for Leelanau County and The Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Today she continues to operate the Dickinson
Photo Gallery in its same historic location on the south side of Little
Glen Lake offering both historic and modern day photography for sale.
colored photo The technique of hand coloring was widely used in previous
years. The same process was also used in tinting/hand coloring high school
senior pictures. The paint is transparent and oil based. The colors are
applied to the black and white photograph with cotton and blended over the
image without obscuring the image. The detail work in small area is done
photo colored pencils. Hand colored landscape photos have a pleasing
effect with its muted shades of color.