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Sac Midtown: Turning Digital Images to Cyanotype Prints

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Overview

What better way to spend your evening than learning to use the Darkroom?  Learn to take digital images and turn them into Cyanotype prints.  You will learn the fundamentals of the darkroom while you go through the process of developing Cyanotype prints.  This class will also teacher other possible uses for the digital negative process.  Learn to turn your digital pictures into frameable artwork!

Class Description

This class will teach you:

  • – Contemporary and historic examples of the process
  • – How to prepare a digital photograph for digital paper negative
  • – Contact printing from digital negatives
  • – Overview of cyanotype possibilities and substrates
  • – Using toner to adjust the tones
  • – Info on resources for other alternative process

This class is appropriate for beginners.  All you need are some digital images, from your cell phone or a camera.

What to Bring?

Thumb-drive with 5 digital images that you took.

Each student will have an opportunity to print 1-2 images; you will use the process of creating contact sheets to choose your favorite pictures.

Hacker Lab Resident Members: Please bring $10 to pay the instructor for materials for this class.  All others, the materials fee is built into the class fee.

About the teacher

Max Barrett is both an artist and a photographer.  He works with an ultra-large camera (Camera Obscura), as well as regular format cameras. You may have seen him at Art Street with his Camera Obscura.  He has a penchant for collecting cameras – traditional are his favorite hobby.  He has been developing film for over 8 years now and is becoming something of an artist.