Studio Photography: Alternative Processes Option Four

Alternative Process Option Four: Cyanotype

Cyanotype printing is usually reserved for older students of photography. It requires mixing several chemicals and applying the resulting mixture safely to a surface before exposing to natural light.

Note: Working with cyanotype chemicals can be dangerous if you do not take the proper precautions to protect yourself, your students, and your working space. Please review the following important website prior to embarking upon cyanotype printing. Also provided is a safety data sheet for reference.

Environmental Health and Safety Information for Photography

Safety Data Sheet for Cyanotype

The following resources introduce you to cyanotype printing: