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19th Century photography: Blueprinting

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19th Century photography: Blueprinting

Time: August 7, 2010 at 10:30pm to August 8, 2010 at 4pm
Location: Swansea Print Workshop
Street: 19a Clarence St.
City/Town: SWANSEA, West Glamorgan SA1 3QR
Website or Map: http://www.swanseaprintworksh…
Phone: 01792 464418
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Swansea Print Workshop
Latest Activity: Aug 7, 2010

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Two day workshop: Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th August 10.30 am to 4.00 pm 6 places available Level: Beginner

Cyanotype was one of the first photographic processes invented in the 1840’s and was used originally to document botanical specimens with amazing detail and subtlety. The process involves preventing light reaching parts of the prepared paper by placing a full size transparency/ paper cut out/ flat objects such as feathers, lace on top of the paper and exposing it to light. This gives a white image on a blue or cyan background.

The workshop will include a demonstration on how to process images in Photoshop to give a positive/negative effect and to look at ways of increasing the contrast of the original.

There will be insufficient time for each participant to produce their own image on computer, so you are therefore advised to bring small photographic images (6”x4”) converted to ‘negative’ and printed onto acetate to the first day. (Most photocopy places will be able to do this for you). If you are unsure about what is required, you will be offered the opportunity to either send an image to Kara prior to the workshop or to use a pre-prepared image provided.

Fee payable.

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