Friday, August 12, 2011

Historic photographic processes

Spent a good week at the end of July learning about some old photographic printing techniques at the Centre for Photographic Conservation.  We mixed lots of chemicals and prepared various papers to produce photogenic and salt paper prints, albumen prints, calotypes and cyanotypes.  I think i like the albumen prints the best for the slight bronze sheen, but they all have their qualities - and the detail is amazing.  Lots of experimenting to do now!

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