Cyanotype

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    I've been co-teaching a photography course in Schildt High for the past 3 weeks now. Today was the last day and we had a six-hour cyanotype workshop where each student developed their own print. It was wonderful to see the students get excited seeing their pictures appear on the paper :)

    Anyways, here's some of my favourites of the day's work: (sorry for the quality, these are straight out of the camera and I had little time for documenting their work) IMG_7782.jpg

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    (this has to be my #1 one favourite of them all!)

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    And this last one is my own photo which I developed just after the class:
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    spoopy, isn't it?


     
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    Very nice ! How the negatives were made ?
     
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    With an accurate photo printer to almost clear film (the big ones without any light sensitive coating). Max. size was A3 so we had to combine some of them to create bigger pictures. There is specific photoshop curves and adjustment presets on the internet to get the levels right to reduce too high contrast.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Terrific detail in these - lovely results!
     
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    Thanks terri! The students were in awe when the pictures started to appear on the paper :D
     
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    Probably my future, when film and paper finally run out.
     
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    I can really recommend this! If you don't like the blue or if it doesn't fit the photo, you can use tea for toning. Some toners can give a b&w range too.
     
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    If I recall correctly there are kits for some different colours available. And tonning may work well off course.
     
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    There are kits, and toning can be easily accomplished to either change color or just cause a slight tonal shift. I would not recommend tea, coffee, wine, or any other of these "organic" kinds of toners on an image you want to last - they do give lovely results, but are not archival at all.
     
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    Wonderful! I have always been fond of cyanotypes...such a lovely process. Thank you sooooo much for doing this post! I am sure the students will always remember their cyanotype workshop and the image or images they made.
     
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    Totally agree! (only if one is seriously doing this thing. I wouldn't put too much money into toners before trying out cyanotype as simply as possible.)

    Have you tried multi-layer toning? I heard it is a thing and was wondering if it is really hard.
     

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