How to Make Cyanotype Prints of your Own Photos

Different perspectives on a classic process.

AnthotypeColor with Tumeric!

PREPARE PAPER – 1 teaspoon of tumeric > in shot glass > add 99% rubbing alcohol > fill shot glass to 3/4 > stir, until dissolved > use copy paper, cut and place in a disposable plate cover (it will stain!) > place a few sheets of paper towel over the paper in disposable plate > do this to catch any powder remains > let the paper soak solution, let sit for a few minutes, lay out in a dark room to dry, 10-15 minutes > set up, make a print ( keep out of bright light) > use a photo frame (glass) to hold objects in place during processing > In Sunlight, about 2-hours – OR – Blacklight, about an hour. Exposure depends on light.

FIXER – teaspoon of Borax, tap water > mix well in a glass > pour on the paper… bath it for a couple of minutes in the solution > quick rinse under tap water

How To Develop Your Own Pinhole Camera Photographs

https://www.rigb.org/education/loreal-young-scientist-centre/teaching-resources1/pinhole-cameras

“Make your own developing solution!

You can use dried mint, coffee, or basil – anything with caffic acid, which converts the colorless silver ions in the photographic paper into dark silver to produce a negative image.

If using mint, make a strong mint tea by stirring 10g of dried mint leaves into 200ml of hot water. Leave to brew for 15min, then strain through a coffee filter into a new container. In another glass, measure out 200ml of cold water and add two 1000mg vitamin C tablets. Then gradually add 10g of bicarbonate of soda while stirring to help break down the bubbles. The bicarbonate helps the vitamin C dissolve and creates the alkaline conditions needed for the developer to work. Mix the two solutions together and leave to rest.

Make an acidic stop solution to halt the chemical reaction started by the developer. Just mix 5 ml of lemon juice with 200 ml of water.”

Art Movements Through Photography (History)

B&H Lecture by Eileen Rafferty, 2013

“Throughout Photographic History, there have been very different Art Movements, each with its own style and purpose. Through these Movements we find diverse photographic techniques, aesthetics and ideas offered. In this class, we will look at several Art Movements in the history of Photography, the photographers involved in each, and examine the visual style that pervaded each Movement. By studying these Art Movements and the photographers and artists who inspired them we can find a source for our own creativity and ideas for our own photographic work.”

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Maura Sullivan – Catalyst: Interviews

https://www.catalystinterviews.com/interviews/2021/2/maura-sullivan

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