Cyanotype Printing Workshop by Chennai Photo Biennale (CPB) Foundation, at Egmore Museum Hub, Chennai

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Cyanotype Photographic Printing Workshop by Chennai Photo Biennale (CPB) Foundation, at Egmore Museum Hub, Chennai

– getting started with cyanotype – cyan-blue photographic printing process

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Chennai Photo Biennale (CPB) Foundation organized a Cyanotype cameral-ess photographic printing Workshop at Egmore Museum Hub, Chennai. This workshop was wonderfully hosted by Varun Gupta Director, Chennai Photo Biennale, and his team. We experienced and got a hands-on demo of various steps of creating a Cyanotype printing – from mixing chemicals and coating surfaces to exposure times. We learned to make our own cyanotype prints and photograms using objects like leaves and flowers. This cyanotype printing is one of the cheapest ways to print. Chennai Photo Biennale (CPB) Foundation also regularly organizes various interesting Photographic and creative workshops. View details.

About Cyanotype:

Cyanotype is basically the Photograms – a photography blueprint that produces prints with a distinctive Prussian-blue color that was practiced in the 19th century. It produces prints with a distinctive Prussian-blue color, using two main chemicals namely the Potassium Ferricyanide and Ferric Ammonium Citrate, sunlight, and water. These cyanotype prints could stay intact for more than 60 years.

History of Cyanotype Printing:

The Cyanotype Printing process was developed in 1842 by the scientist Sir John Herschel, who used it to reproduce blueprint notes of architectural diagrams.

This method was later adopted by Anna Atkins, a botanist, and photographer, who published a volume of algae cyanotypes that are considered to be the first book to feature the Cyanotype photographic images. Later new improvements are made to the process by Mike Ware.

How to Get Started with Cyanotype printing?

Step 1 Get a hot press paper which is above 200 gsm
Step 2 Coat your paper with Potassium Ferricyanide and Ferric Ammonium Citrate
Step 3 Dry your paper
Step 4 Compose your cyanotype with leaves and Negative
Step 5 Expose to the Sun for 15 min
Step 6 Develop in water and Hydrogen Peroxide
Step 7 Hang to dry

Buy the Cyanotype Printing kits:

Chennai Photo Biennale (CPB) Foundation also sells their “Fun in the Sun” – DYI Cyanotype kits with all the necessary stuff meant to get started with the Cyanotype process at home. This kit contains Potassium Ferricyanide (10gm), Part B: Ferric Ammonium Citrate (25gm), 1 x Pipette, 1 x 25ml plastic beaker for mixing, and a foam brush. For those curious minds who want to get started with Cyanotype, you can get the Cyanotype kits at their official website: Buy Cyanotype Printing kits

Check out and enjoy our photo captures of Cyanotype Photographic Printing Workshop by Chennai Photo Biennale (CPB) Foundation, at Egmore Museum Hub, Chennai.

 

 

Step 1 Get a hot press paper which is above 200 gsm

Step 2 Coat your paper with Potassium Ferricyanide and Ferric Ammonium Citrate

Step 3 Dry your paper

Step 4 Compose your Cyanotype leaves and Negative

 

Step 5 Expose to the Sun for 15 min

Step 6 Develop in water and Hydrogen Peroxide

   

Step 7 Hang to dry

Our Final Cyanotype Photographic Printing output

Buy the Cyanotype Printing kits:

Chennai Photo Biennale (CPB) Foundation also sells their “Fun in the Sun” – DYI Cyanotype kits with all the necessary stuff meant to get started with the Cyanotype process at home.

This kit contains Potassium Ferricyanide (10gm), Part B: Ferric Ammonium Citrate (25gm), 1 x Pipette, 1 x 25ml plastic beaker for mixing, and a foam brush. All things to get started with the process at home:

You can get the Cyanotype kit at their official website.

https://shop.chennaiphotobiennale.com/products/fun-in-the-sun-cyanotype-kits-by-cpb

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