Cyanotype is one of the oldest photographic printing processes in the history of photography. The distinctive feature of the print is its shade of cyan blue, which results from its exposure to ultraviolet light. When the blue print emerged, cyanotypes were traditionally used for reproducing the technical drawings of architects and engineers until the arrival of photocopy machines. However, with its versatility and affordability, the technique was adopted by photographers soon after its discovery.
We were delighted to share our knowledge about this process during our last Alternative photography workshop this weekend. Participants got to know about the chemistry, behind the technique, how to coat and expose prints. On the second day of the event we did expetiment mainly with digital negatives, print making on various sizes an papers and explaining the process of cyanotype toning.
Stay tuned about future workshops, part of our Alternative photography series.