Cyan Photos

Discussion in 'Alternative Techniques & Photo Gallery' started by bouncing_around, May 17, 2005.

  1. bouncing_around

    bouncing_around TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone, i'm new here!:)

    I'm trying to find some info on cyanophotos (or something along those lines). The shot turns out like a blue Solarisation (or Sabattier effect) and the image turns smoky. Trying to find info on how to do it is almost impossible. Can anyone help?
     
  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    There's actually a ton of info out there, as long as you know where to look. ;) Getting started can be frustrating - trust me, I know. :lol:

    The alternative photography website is very helpful. Take it a step further and follow the links on THAT site, too. And google "cyanotypes" - you'll find more articles, books, sites than you can throw a stick at.

    Good luck! And if you do some, be sure and post them here for us to admire, ok? I like the look, but as Matt was saying, it's a contact print method so you'll need a fat negative size to start with, and that stops me every time. So keep that part in mind, and consider your available cameras.
     
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    we had to make cyanotypes in high school... we got around the big negative thing by making "negatives" on kodalith ortho film. it was a pain in the bottom, but we ended up with really great looking 5x7 cyanos.

    and, i think you can take a print to a print shop and have them make a transparency of it, any size.
     
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    They are alot easier than everyone thinks. Thanks to the coolestteacher in the world. I took the image and just printed it out as a negative onto a transparency. you can do great cyanotyps at home. They are one of my fav. things to do. You can find the solution at Freestyle
     
  6. terri

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    You did get some beautiful tones here. :thumbup: Nice job! :)
     

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