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Real Old-Timey Photography at Marinwood

On Wednesday, 8/7/13, I brought my camera-less photography workshop to the Marinwood summer camp program. We made cyanotypes, also known as sun prints, using specially coated photo paper. First, we made prints by laying found objects directly on the photo paper. The prints are exposed directly to the sun, and then developed in a bath of plain water. As the prints develop, the negative space around where the objects were placed gradually turns a lovely cyan blue. Next, we cut shapes out of heavy paper, and made prints with these shapes. Our young artists then combined the techniques they had learned to make a unique final print. Some of the artists drew on or cut out their prints to make even more unique artworks!

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