Cyanotype: An Introduction with Daniel Baird-Miller
Cyanotype: An Introduction
Instructor Name: Dan Baird-Miller
Date(s): October 20, 2022
Time(s): 9:00 – 5:00
Location: Alternative Photography Lab
Class Cap: 8
Cyanotype, or the Blue Print process, is a great introduction to the not-so-dark room, or Alternative Process photo lab. Created by John Hershel in 1842, the process involves coating paper with UV-sensitive chemistry and exposing the print to either the sun or an artificial UV source. Cyanotypes are one of the more forgiving and least expensive processes. If you want to continue working with cyanotypes, chemistry is one of the least hazardous and does not require a lot of additional tools.
We will be printing digital negatives from your own film or digital photographs. You will learn the workflow I have developed and a short demonstration. Workshop attendees will leave with the digital negative workflow, Cyanotype prints, Negatives, and instruction on the Cyanotype process.
Dan will create 1 digital negative for each participant prior to the workshop and will coordinate with everyone beforehand. You are encouraged to bring more images, or negatives to the workshop. Paper and chemistry will be provided by the Art Center and are included in the workshop. Please bring an apron or smock.
Dan is a fine art photographer. His first love is analog film. He looks at a film like wine. Where many see unreliable, he sees opportunity and chance. What you see may not be what you get, and that excites him. His work stretches from landscape to portraiture, to abstraction.
He received his BFA from The Hartford Art School and his MFA from Lesley University. Dan studied under Christopher James and is included in The Book of Alternative Processes, ed 3. He worked for New55, a startup reengineering large format positive/negative film. He is currently a Five Points Launchpad artist. Dan lives and works in Torrington, CT.