Cyanotype is a style of monochrome contact printing that has been around for ~150 years. It results in a distinct blue print that you expose in the sunlight and "develop" in water.
In this modern age of the computer-a-tron, we can make a negative digitally and print it on transparency paper. Digital photographers can, therefore, make these distinctive prints without needing access to any darkroom equipment.
Stuff We''ll Need Chemicals Enough watercolor paper for the group Transparency paper Two 8x10 sheets of glass per person A location Water Time
I have a laser printer, so I will gladly print our contact negatives. You will have to BYO Glass.
This stuff costs some money, but not a lot. If there are enough folks interested, I'll price it out and see what the cost per person would be. It shouldn't be more than a couple bucks, and I would totally cover it myself if I wasn't dirt poor.
Please respond to this thread to express your interest.
If you haven't guessed, we're not going this weekend. I still haven't been able to arrange all the ducks properly.
The good news is: through some research I have determined how to do really speedy Cyanotypes -- the one below was exposed in 7 minutes, which is way more do-able than the 2 or 3 hours of my first efforts.
The bad news: my printer is no good for printing negatives. There are visible printer lines on the negative. I will need someone to donate some printer to do up this workshop.