The Cyanotype process dates back over 160 years and was discovered by Sir John Herschell in 1842. It was the first successful non-silver photographic printing process.


In 1843 scientist Anna Atkins used the cyanotype process to produce illustrations for her book “Photographs of British Algae” which is regarded as the first book to be illustrated by photographic means. Anna Atkins is also regarded as the first female photographer.

Cyanotype is an old photographic process that makes beautiful, one-off cyan-blue print images. This course will cover the application of chemicals to either paper or fabric and the exposure of an image either by using a contact acetate negative or by the making of a photogram, thereafter how to develop the image.



found cyanotypes

2018/05/18 Cyanotype with Found Objects

Sat 19 May 2018
11am – 3pm

4 places available

cyanotype photography 2

2018/08/4-5 Advanced Cyanotype

Sat 4 & Sun 5 August 2018
11am – 3pm

4 places available

cyanotype photography

2018/09/22 Cyanotype for Photography

Sat 22 September 2018
11am – 3pm

4 places available


Cyanotype – An Introduction

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