Arrival of participants on location, first contact.
From 2pm, presentation of the cyanotype process: the technique, its historical context and applications.
A brief introduction to hybrid photography. Presentation of historical materials such as daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, albumen and cyanotype prints.
Presentation of chemicals, media (100% acid-free cotton paper and transparencies for digital negatives). Safety instructions.
Selection of the first images for the production of digital negatives with the participants.
– Preparation of the solutions necessary for the manufacture and processing of cyanotype paper.
– Sensitisation of the papers with brushes, rollers or sponges.
– Drying of the papers. Placing them under weights.
– Printing of the first cyanotypes to determine the right exposure time for the densest blue.
– Printing of a colour chart on transparency to determine the UV blocking colour of the printer.
– Printing a grey scale on a transparency.
– Making contact sheets on cyanotype of the above mentioned 2 transparencies.
– Scan or photograph of the cyanotype of the chart to create a curve in Photoshop.
– Creation of the curve automatically with a plug-in and manually by visual analysis.
– Applying and adjusting the curves on the images.
– Printing cyanotypes from the first curves.
– Adjustment of curves and cyanotype prints.
– Independent or class shooting.
– Continuation of the selection of images.
– Creation of new digital negatives.
Afternoon: prints and bends.
Continuation and completion of prints/turns, drying.
Observation and analysis of the images obtained and identification of defects and their solutions.
Lunch at the end of the course (until about 2pm).