This workshop is now FULL. If you are interested in doing a cyanotype with negative workshop in future please get in touch via the contact form.
Making digital negatives for cyanotype prints is a tricky process. I will guide you through getting a good negative using the software you have to hand (I use Photoshop but I can give you tips on whatever editing software you have). This is a small class of 5 (max) students , so everyone will get help with the image they choose to make into a negative.
It has taken me years of experimentation to get good negatives for cyanotype, but this class will accelerate you on the path. You might not achieve a perfect print during the class, but you will have a head start.
Its up to you if you want to cut your paper into A5 for this workshop, or you can work on A4. Once we have printed our negative, we will place it onto the presensitised paper and expose it to sunshine. After that we will develop the print, assess it, and make changes for the next negative.
We’ll get best results if the sun is shining. This workshop is open to UK addresses only. Places are very limited so book soon.
you will need
- An inkjet printer (with plenty of black ink)
- Photo editing software however basic (could even be done on a smartphone if you don’t have a computer)
- Its great if you can “screen share” during the Zoom
- Choose an image to work with that fits A4 or A5 size and has a wide range of tones (a colour image is fine as we will convert it) .
- Choose an original image from a phone or a camera and have it ready on your computer
- A space outdoors to expose your print to sunlight
- A tray or sink of tap water to rinse your prints
- A4 printing frame with glass cover
- 4 bulldog clips
- 4 special inkjet transparency sheets
- 8 sheets of hand coated cyanotype paper A4