In this class students will learn to create historical photographic prints called Cyanotype. Each student will learn to work with basic chemistry, coating their own paper, printing a negative from any digital file, exposure with the sun or the UV light box, how to process their print using the Image Lab darkroom facilities. (includes materials, chemistry, use of lab, and refreshments)
Thursday December 13th 6-8pm
234 East Babcock Street, Bozeman MT. The studio is located on the second floor at the end of the hallway.
About The Process:
Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print through the use of two chemicals: ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide. Once combined these chemicals become sensitive to UV light or sunlight. Once exposed, the process only requires water to develop and finish the print.
The process was developed in 1842 by the English scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel as a means of reproducing notes and diagrams. In more recent times engineers used the process as a cost-effective way to produce copies of drawings, known as blueprints. Today cyanotype artists blend old and new using digital cameras and inkjet printers instead of film and negatives to create an image.
About The Teacher:
Owner and manager of Image Lab Photography in Bozeman, Zach graduated from MSU with a bachelor of arts in film and photography. Zach went on to achieve his masters of fine arts at Lesley University in Boston. His passion for photography, education, and exploration led him to start his work on what has now become the Image Lab.