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Salt Print & Cyanotype Weekend


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Salt Print & Cyanotype Weekend

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June 2024

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

Day 2: 12pm - 5:00pm

An introduction to two beautiful historic photographic processes that can be developed from home with minimal set up and equipment requirements.

Cyanotypes – or blueprints – are one of the earliest historical printing methods dating back to 1842. The course will cover preparations for printing cyanotypes onto a variety of fine art papers, fabric, glass and other ceramic surfaces. Also introducing Cyanolumens, cyanotype applied to b&w photographic paper.

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. The course will cover hand coating techniques with brushes and glass rods.

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 (the course includes printing 2 x digital negative beforehand to work with) or objects (if creating photogram prints). 

This course is suitable for beginners and experienced photographers alike and will cover all the information needed 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 25 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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