The Cyanotype: Capturing Light On Paper (F22)

Instructor: Linda Bryan

This two day workshop will introduce you to one of the very first photographic printing processes; the Cyanotype. Known for its rich indigo hues, the Cyanotype has many artistic applications. After a brief history on the process, Day one will jump right into making prints from two and three dimensional objects and cover subjects such as light and exposure, developing, layering, and basic paper types. Day two will expand on the process and will cover toning techniques to change traditional blue into other colors, specialty papers, and digital negative basics and what you need to make prints at home. No photography experience necessary! There is a $25 materials fee.

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Linda Bryan is a photographer whose work is rooted in the natural environment and familial spaces. She seeks the places and moments often overlooked especially in her native Vermont. Working with a range of photographic mediums from vintage cameras to digital, Bryan explores the relationships between sense of place, time, longing, personal experiences and family history.

Bryan received an MFA in Photography at Academy of Art University, San Francisco and holds a BFA in Studio Arts. She has taught digital and darkroom photography at the college level as well as workshops in alternative processes. Between degrees, Bryan honed her craft while working as a printer and film processor at a professional photo lab.

Bryan’s work is softly saturated with implied narrative, leaving room for personal interpretation. “Photography opens up unlimited worlds for me,” says Bryan, “where I find surprise and serendipity, curiosity and connection.”