Belfast Exposed

Cyanotype & Van Dyke Brown Printing

Belfast Exposed
Blended learning in Belfast

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Important information

Typology Training
Level Intermediate
Methodology Blended
Location Belfast (Northern Ireland)
Duration 1 Day
  • Training
  • Intermediate
  • Blended
  • Belfast (Northern Ireland)
  • Duration:
    1 Day
Description

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.

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Where and when

Location

Starts

Belfast (County Antrim)
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23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF

Starts

On request

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What you'll learn on the course

Camera
Camera Operation
Photographer
Photocomposition
Photography Basics
Photography Techniques
Dark Room
Photography Equipment
Photography Studio
Photography Lighting

Teachers and trainers (1)

Monika Fabijanczyk
Monika Fabijanczyk
Tutor

Course programme

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 training@belfastexposed.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.
What you will learn
  • 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 training@belfastexposed.org


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