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Re: Photo I
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Judy Grochowski
Sun, 13 Dec 1998 12:10:50 -0600 (CST)
Hi, I've just begun doing this very thing this past semester-so I'm
just one short semester in front of you. If you'll give me some specifics
(grade level-or college?, is this B/W?, your snail mail address, etc.), I'll
be happy to share what I can with you. One suggestion I have right off the
bat-don't know if your weather is conducive to this right now, but there's a
process called Cyantype, which is like doing a photogram only you do it
outside in the sun for fifteen minutes. See if you can get a catalog from
Calumet Photo of Chicago (I found them on the web, also)-they sell the
stuff, and I guess a little goes a long way. Mix up the liquid, brush it on
fabric, paper, set the item(s) on top, fifteen minutes later, you're rinsing
off. The result is a beautiful blue negative, with the lighter positive!
Guess it's got a good shelf life, too, (forms a skin, but that can be
removed & it's still good). I haven't used my own yet, but have seen the
results and like the 'painterly' aspect of brushing it on. Also if you're
looking for film to purchase, FreeStyle out of LA has good prices and ships
fairly quickly. A nice book to check into is A Short Course in Photography
by Barbara London and Jim Stone (it's on B/W).
Hope this helps!