Cyanotype & Van Dyke BrownCourses
About The Course
Cyanotype printing and Van Dyke Brown printing are both contact printing processes, where a negative or an object is placed onto photosensitised paper or fabric, and exposed to the sun or a UV light. Photosensitive emulsion is brushed onto the paper by hand, making each print unique. This camera-less, iron-based technique was invented by John Herschel in 1842.
Cyanotype produces a Prussian cyan-blue print. Van Dyke Brown produces a deep brown print, similar to the popular paint pigment, Van Dyke Brown.What you will need
- Participants must email up to 4 digital images of your choice to Conor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Images should have a resolution of 300dpi, a size of 5×7’’ (2000 pixels on longer edge), and should have a good tonal range.
- We will then make your negatives in advance for you to work with them and print them during the workshop.
- Equipment and materials are provided.
- A brief history of the processes.
- An introduction to the chemicals and equipment needed.
- How to mix the chemicals.
- The paper choice and paper coating techniques.
- The different sources of UV light.
- Explore contrast control, processing, exposing, bleaching and toning.
- Safe and proper handling of materials.
For more information contact Conor at email@example.com
Sign Up for the Course
We have 30 years experience delivering practical training courses enabling students to develop and grow as photographers. Our photography training structure has 4 stages, where students progress through each stage, developing their skills and understanding of photography. Participants may begin their journey at any stage.
We also offer one-day specialist Focus On workshops. Alternatively, if you would like a Bespoke training course, we can create a one-to-one training experience for you.
Stage 1 is an introduction to digital photography, designed both for beginners and those wishing to refresh previous knowledge.
Stage 2 is for those who want to further develop their knowledge and practice of photography, and provides the opportunity to have your work reviewed by one of the Belfast Exposed tutors.
Stage 3 will help you develop your personal style, confidence and technique, by experimenting with a number of specialist themes and practices. We offer Stage 3 courses specialising in Street, Portrait, Landscape and Documentary photography. your work reviewed by one of the Belfast Exposed tutors.
Stage 4 is an extensive, advanced level course designed for photographers with a keen interest in moving into a career or education in photography.