Digital Cyanotype on your Smartphone

Ben Panter, Expanding Photography

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7 Videos (38m)
    • Digital Cyanotype on your Smartphone Intro

      3:04
    • Selecting an Optimal Photo for Cyanotype

      5:01
    • Studying Cyanotype Blue

      3:50
    • Introduction to Editing with Snapseed

      5:29
    • Making Your Digital Cyanotype

      14:33
    • Saving Your Edits as a Look

      2:48
    • Evaluating Your Finished Cyanotype

      3:42

About This Class

In this class you will learn how to use your smartphone to make a digital cyanotype. It seems like all of us have phones full of photos of our kids and pets that we never do anything with, so this is your chance to do something special with your favorite family photos. Cyanotype is a popular alternative photographic process invented in the 1840's that has a signature blue color. If you want to give your photos the look of this alternative process without ever leaving the comfort of your smartphone, this is the class for you. We'll also be learning some of the basics of Snapseed, a free photo editing app available in the App store and Google Play. And if you're interested in learning more about the actual cyanotype process, I have two introductory courses that cover the foundations of getting started with cyanotype photography: Cyanotype 101 and Cyanotype 102.

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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.