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:
- Cyanotypes (Dowling, n.d.)https://theartofed.wistia.com/medias/hdq8rz33ru
- Introduction to Cyanotype (Ilkadj, 2012)
- Artists in Action: Barbara Kasten (Art21, 2018) and Edie Bresler (Smithson, 2018)