Studio Photography: Alternative Processes Option Five

Alternative Process Option Five: Sun Prints

The science behind sun prints is very similar to cyanotype printing. The major difference is that your emulsion comes pre-ready for exposure. For this reason, sun prints are often very successful for use among young students. For this option, you simply need to purchase Sunprint paper, lay found objects (or large negatives) onto the paper, and expose it to the sun. The suns rays will expose and darken the paper around the found objects/negatives. A thorough rinse with water will secure the image for permanent viewing.

The following resources introduce you to sun printing: