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Cyanotype 103: Printing from a digital negative

Ben Panter, Expanding Photography

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6 Videos (32m)
    • Introduction

      1:32
    • Supplies

      2:44
    • Making a Digital Negative

      11:28
    • Coating Your Paper

      2:48
    • Test Print and Final Exposure

      8:11
    • Final Evaluation

      5:35

About This Class

This is the last of my 3 part series on cyanotype photography foundations. In this class we will be creating a cyanotype from one of your digital images. In the process you will learn how to make and print your own digital negatives and how to utilize a test strip to make consistently good exposures.

I believe that cyanotype is a unique alternative photographic process in that it is very accessible with few special materials but it still allows for precise control that will make it rewarding to work with well after you've mastered the skill. It is also a process that works well with experimentation due to relatively quick exposure and developing times. Once you understand the concepts from this class of making digital negatives and using test prints, there is endless possibilities for what is possible to express through your own cyanotype.

This is a stand alone class, however some of the techniques are more fully explained in the previous videos, Cyanotype 101 and Cyanotype 102. Additionally, I have several more classes planned for the topic of cyanotype that will cover much more detailed or experimental aspects of the process. I look forward to seeing what you create!

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Ben Panter

Expanding Photography

My name is Ben Panter and I am an artist and professor teaching for Rutgers University and Rowan College. My art is photography based and I enjoy experimenting with and combining new and old media. I've been honored to have several artist residencies through the National Park System over the past few years, including Rocky Mountain National Park and Acadia National Park.

You can view more of my work on my website, benpanter.com, and follow me on Instagram @bpanter.

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