Project 34: Cyanotypes
Cyanotypes are a fascinating alternative photographic prosess. We are going to learn about them and make some ourselves.
Part 1: Background
Watch this video, then click on the link below to see some examples of the process.
Then, click on the link that corresponds to your class period and post a comment on the padlet about one interesting new thing that you learned about cyanotypes.
Period 1: https://padlet.com/adney/period-1-cyanotype-padlet-8g3eonth6o1voa0i
Period 2: https://padlet.com/adney/period-2-cyanotype-padlet-7t6gda4m5q2i75iq
Period 5: https://padlet.com/adney/period-5-cyanotype-padlet-oo4qz6te5q8s2dtm
Part 2: Study QuestionsAnswer these following questions based on the links and video above.
- Who is credited with the invention of the cyanotype process?
- What are the two main chemicals used in the cyanotype process?
- What color is a cyanotype print?
- What type of paper or material is commonly used for making cyanotype prints?
- True or False: Cyanotype is a contact printing process.
- What is the typical exposure time for a cyanotype print?
- True or False: Cyanotype prints are naturally resistant to fading over time.
- How can you intensify the blue color of a cyanotype print?
- True or False: The cyanotype process can be used to create prints on fabric.
- What are the key characteristics that make cyanotype prints visually distinctive?
Answer these in a word document and turn it in with any related mateial when you finish the project.