How to Cyanotype

This page summarizes all the cyanotype articles I’ve written to date. This is how I make my cyanotypes, how to make them darker, how to control contrast, how to tone them, etc. This reflects my working methods and so it will not cover every alternative method – only the ones that I use. If you have questions, please send me an email. Thank you!

Nail Your Base Exposure Time for Cyanotype

Mar 10, 2020(edit)

So you coated your paper. What’s next? This article discusses one of the preparatory steps that will optimize your cyanotypes. What I mean by “optimize” is the cyanotype will as dark as it can go.… View More

How to Make Cyanotypes Darker

Mar 2, 2020(edit)

In this article, we’ll talk about the process of coating your cyanotype paper. One thing I’ve learned is that how you coat paper will affect how dark it will print. Let’s get started.… View More

Choosing Cyanotype Paper

Feb 24, 2020(edit)

While you could get precoated cyanotype paper, it’s not difficult to prepare your own. The benefit of making it yourself is the freedom to choose your paper type and paper size. There are four considerations when choosing paper: weight, archival quality, roughness, and size. I’ll discuss each one as well as give you my three favorite papers.… View More

What is a Cyanotype?

Feb 17, 2020(edit)

When I show my artwork to friends and people who’ve never seen antique photographs, this question is usually the first they ask: what is a cyanotype?… View More

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