Alternative Processes: Cyanotypes/Van Dyke Brown/Polaroid Lift/Lumen Prints

Local photographer and artist Catriona Gray runs our Alternative Processes workshops. Catriona has extensive experience with analogue photography, having taught at Westminster University and been involved with a number of community darkroom and therapeutic practices. These workshops (half-day or evening) will appeal to those who might only have taken photographs with their phone or a digital camera as well as the more experienced analogue photographer who is looking to explore new techniques.

cyanotypes £60

Get a taster for a striking and historical print process, the cyanotype - the original 'blueprint'.

Participants on this short, three-hour workshop, will learn how to coat their own photographic paper. On this they will create Prussian blue photograms by laying object directly on the paper, and/or a print from a digital negative (if you want to do this, please email your image at least three days prior to the workshop).

If you would like to bring your own objects, leaves, flowers etc., for the photogram, to produce really personal results, please do!

All materials included in the fee.

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Image: Juliet Prague

Image: Juliet Prague

VAN DYKE BROWN £60

Learn how to make exquisite rich brown images using this 19th century print technique.

Participants on this short, three-hour workshop, will learn how to coat their own photographic paper. You will expose this to light using the photogram technique of placing objects directly onto the paper and/or make a photographic print from a digital negative (if you want to do this, please email your image in plenty of time before the workshop).

If you would like to bring your own objects, leaves, flowers etc, please do!

All materials included in the fee.

Book here

Image: Rachel Bevis

Image: Rachel Bevis

POLAROID LIFT £65

Using instant photographs you will take with a Polaroid camera, participants in this workshop are then shown how to dissect and manipulate the print to create beautiful, dream-like, unique prints on a variety of surfaces (paper, card and wood).

All materials and access to Polaroid cameras included in the fee.

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Polaroid Lift

LUMEN PROCESS £60

A variation on traditional ‘photograms’, this workshop explores the possibilities of using the sun as a light source to create delicate photographic images without the need for a camera. Using black and white photosensitive paper, participants will learn how to produce glowing images with a subtle spectrum of colour and fluorescent effects. If you would like to bring your own objects, leaves, flowers etc., to produce really personal results, please do!

All materials included in the fee.

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