Cyanotype Photographic Printing Workshop

Event Details

The cyanotype printing process was invented in 1842 by Sir John Herschel and was used by one of the first female photographers to make the first photo-illustrated book in 1843. The cyanotype process is one of the easiest, safest, and most versatile of the alternative photographic processes.

The workshop includes a brief history of the cyanotype, creating digital negatives (and maybe paper negatives), the simple chemistry behind the process, selecting paper, other equipment used, various substrates the cyanotype process works with, sensitizing paper, using pre-sensitized paper, making the cyanotype print, making photograms, and making cyanotype drawings.

No previous (or any) darkroom experience is needed.

Please bring the following to the workshop:

  1. Digital files of your own photographs to use. We will be making digital negatives in this workshop.
  2. A laptop with image processing software (Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Gimp, etc.)
  3. Items to create photograms (translucent and patterned ribbons, keys, feathers, flowers, grass, etc.).

Workshop is held at Reuseum Educational, Inc., 3145 Chinden Blvd, Garden City, 12:00pm – 4pm Limited to 14 students.

The workshop will be taught by Mike Shipman,

photographer and owner of Blue Planet Photography


All supplies for making cyanotype prints

Equipment and supplies list so you can purchase your own kit

Instruction, image review and feedback

For questions, please contact (208)-466-9340

(Mike Shipman, Blue Planet Photography)