A good starting point for cyanotypes – learn the process

A print made at the Strathmore camera-less photo workshop.

Cyanotypes are those blueprints you have probably seen. It is the best way to get started and learn alternative photographic processes. The process is easy to learn but takes a lifetime to master.

The cyanotype process is easy to learn, and a good starting point for anyone who want to learn more about alternative photographic processes. Here are some steps to take when you want to learn the cyanotype process:

  1. Start by getting the cyanotype chemicals: Directory of chemicals and kits.
  2. Next, get some good paper, natural fiber is best: Papers to use for cyanotypes
  3. Mix the chemicals and coat the paper and let it dry: Cyanotype – the classic process
  4. Expose the cyanotypes the right amount of time: The Big Cyanotype Exposure Survey
  5. Get inspired by other cyanotypers: Cyanotype photographers
  6. To get deeper into the process, get the book: Blueprint to cyanotypes
  7. Or read more articles on how to learn cyanotypes: Articles on cyanotypes


Recommended reading - Learn more about Cyanotypes
Blueprint to cyanotypes the book by Malin Fabbri
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Blueprint to cyanotypes - Exploring a historical alternative photographic process

by Malin Fabbri and Gary Fabbri

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All you need to get started with cyanotypes, full of information, tips and samples from artists. An excellent beginners' guide to cyanotypes!
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Cyanotype Notes - Document your cyanotype process
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Cyanotype notes – Document your cyanotype process

50 pre-defined pages for you to document your cyanotype process.
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12 beautiful cyanotypes by 12 different artists created in honour of Anna Atkins.
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Daily planner featuring 60 beautiful cyanotypes by different cyanotype artists created in honour of Anna Atkins.
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Yearly wall planner in A0, A1 and A2 size, featuring 60 beautiful cyanotypes.

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