Assorted odds and ends from the last few days.
What you need 25 grams of Ferric ammonium citrate (green) 10 grams of Potassium ferricyanide Water (distilled if possible) 3 glass containers for mixing ingredients Newspaper to cover work surface Brushes or coating rod Art paper or fabric for coating (natural fibers, doesn’t work on synthetic) Glass or a contact print frame UV light source … More Cyanotype (Classic)
What you will need UV light source Brush or glass coating rod Something to maintain registration and full contact of print and negative (split contact frame, vacuum frame, two pieces of glass, tape and wishful thinking). 3 trays Chemicals (sodium thiosulfate fix, Sensitizer, optional: toner) Paper Having had little success with my first attempts at … More Argyrotype Process and Examples
I opted to shoot images digitally and print a negative. This is the basic process I ended up with. I used the gamma adjustment method of approximating a curve. I found that the results were as consistent and it was easier Than fiddling with the curve. I printed on Inkpress 5 mil clear film as well as … More Digital Negatives
As a Photo major I had decided to explore some alternative printing processes and Digital negatives for my independent study, Specifically Argyrotypes, Van Dyke and Cyanotypes. These are iron/silver based print out processes. The terms “print out paper” and “P.O.P” were introduced in 1891 by the Ilford Company, originally used for one process. With the … More Alternative Photography