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Alternative Photographic Techniques

These course will take you back to the early days of pioneering photographic techniques. We will look at Cyanotypes and Salt Printing

Salt Printing

A one-day hands-on alternative processes workshop where you will learn how to make one of the earliest forms of photograph.

You will learn about the chemicals involved and how to mix them. Then you will coat the papers in salt and then in a silver nitrate solution and then make our first test exposures under UV light (if it’s a sunny day then under sunlight). From this first test print we make a final print, wash and fix the image and then repeat the process throughout the day, perfecting our techniques as we progress.


This one day hands-on cyanotype workshop will introduce you to how to make these famous blue photographs. We will start with an overview of the process and then move on to learning how to coat paper. Mix the chemicals, expose the prints, judge exposure and wash & dry the prints.

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This course is still being arranged and details will appear soon. Please contact us if you wish to get information immediatly.

All day course start at 10:00 prompt and finish at 16:30.

  • Meet at venue for 10:00 start. Introductions with tea and coffee
  • Course starts at 10:20
  • Lunch which is provided at 12:30
  • Course resumes at 13:20
  • Refreshments and review of the day at 15:30
  • Course finishes at 16:30
  • All refreshments and lunch is provided (Please let us know if any dietary requirements).

    Travel is to be arranged by delegates at your own expense.

    If accommodation is required we can send you details of local hotels and bed & breakfasts.

    Most of our courses will involve some aspect of outdoor work so its very important that you bring suitable clothing and footwear for the type of course you are attending. For botanical and garden photography sturdy shoes and waterproofs area must when the landscape courses may involve ascending high Welsh peaks so walking boots and quality hiking gear will be mandatory. Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advise about this.

    The following photography gear is recommended

  • Digital SLR Camera
  • Bridge camera
  • Mirror-less camera capable of shooting in manual, shutter priority, aperture priority modes
  • Tripod
  • If you have one a remote shutter release cable/control
  • Ideally a laptop with suitable image editing software such as Photoshop
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