Salt Print & Cyanotype Weekend
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February 2024
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
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.