2011 Reversed Cyanotype Photogram Workshop
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When: Friday, November 18th, 2011 • 10AM-4PM
Photography Lab • Room VAPA2028/2026 (see Campus Map)
Martha Casanave • www.marthacasanave.com
$50 (+$10 Supplies Fee) * Bring a few $’s for paper purchase
Basic Darkroom Experience Required
Photogram Stuff (see Martha’s Website for Ideas) -
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*Limited to 10 Students
What is a Reversed Cyanotype Photograph?
The cyanotype process was invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842, only three years after the official announcement of the daguerreotype. One of the first artistic practitioners of the cyanotype photogram process was Anna Atkins, who became well-known for her portfolios of British algae, and is considered by many to be the first woman photographer. The process of “reversed” cyanotype photograms is a fun variation on the usual process.
Workshop Description & Schedule:
In the morning, participants will make photograms on ortho film in the darkroom. These will be used in the afternoon to make cyanotypes in which the usual tones are reversed. By dodging, burning, and using different exposure times on the ortho film, you can create different shades of blue in the background areas.
Martha Casanave has been a working and exhibiting photographer for 35 years. In addition to conducting workshops, Casanave teaches at Cabrillo College and Monterey Peninsula College. She is currently working on her fourth book, a collection of environmental portraits from five decades.