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Salt Print & Cyanotype Weekend


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Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March 2020

An introduction to two historic photographic processes.

Cyanotypes – or blueprints – are one of the earliest historical printing methods dating back to 1842. Salt printing, originally developed by Fox Talbot in the 1830’s and typically practiced until the 1860’s, combines salt and silver nitrate to produce reddish brown images.

Both are Printing Out Processes, using a contact printing method, exposed under a UV light.  This means that your final image size is determined by the size of your negative or object (if creating photogram prints). 

This course is suitable for beginners and experienced photographers alike and will cover all the basic information required to start exploring these beautiful and fun early processes.

Day 1: 10:30am - 5:00pm

Summary overview of the two processes

All equipment/ chemistry explained/ H&S

Sizing paper/ different papers and materials discussed

Negatives – source material for making contact prints

Preparing solutions

Applying emulsion : exploring different methods

Exposing & developing

Day 2: 12:00 - 5:00pm

Image making all day.

Iseult Timmermans graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1995 and has been involved in making work and creating opportunities for others to engage with photography since then. She has worked with Street Level for over 24 years developing award wining education programmes and exhibiting in formal and non-formal settings including underground poster sites, GoMA, Street Level Photoworks, Tramway, People’s Palace and Glasgow University. Her work is in the collections of The Scottish Portrait Gallery and Glasgow Museums. 

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