Retro photography – the iron techniques is a workshop allowing participants to learn two of the most popular historical processes; cyanotype and Vandyke brownprint.
Cyanotype is most commonly associated with the blue colour; not entirely rightly so; after all there are plenty of methods to change it, some of which we will learn during the workshop.
Vandyke brownprint is, in its turn, a technique that never made a big career in the 19th century; chiefly because it was considered to lack permanence (at least by the standard of the day). Things look different in the 21st century; errors leading to lack of permanence have been eliminated and the technique itself enables the photographer to achieve outstanding results, not inferior to other techniques which were once more popular.
The participants will learn :
– to make cyanotype prints,
– to make Vandyke brownprints,
– to make recipies for both processes,
– which papers are recommended for both processes,
– to sensitize papers for both techniques,
– to prepare large format negatives for both techniques,
– to prepare digital negatives for both processes,
– to process pictures in both processes,
– to tone cyanotype prints.
We believe in keeping the workshop groups small so that all the participants can get individual attention. This is why the number of places is limited to six. The workshop is available in English and Polish
The tutor is Radosław Brzozowski (www.radoslawbrzozowski.com), the author of the first Polish cyanotype handbook.
More information about the workshop is available here: http://www.photoworkshops.pl/?p=1643