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:

Period 2:

Period 5:

Part 2: Study Questions

Answer these following questions based on the links and video above.
  1. Who is credited with the invention of the cyanotype process?
  2. What are the two main chemicals used in the cyanotype process?
  3. What color is a cyanotype print?
  4. What type of paper or material is commonly used for making cyanotype prints?
  5. True or False: Cyanotype is a contact printing process.
  6. What is the typical exposure time for a cyanotype print?
  7. True or False: Cyanotype prints are naturally resistant to fading over time.
  8. How can you intensify the blue color of a cyanotype print?
  9. True or False: The cyanotype process can be used to create prints on fabric.
  10. 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.