Wednesdays, 6-9pm, June 19 through July 10
Taught through Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah
Cyanotype has been a popular alternative printing technique since 1842. Unlike other printing methods, cyanotype can be done at home without a big investment in equipment or chemistry. You'll create photograms (images made by placing objects directly on a light sensitive paper) and use current technology to turn your digital images into one-of-a-kind fine art cyanotype prints using negatives produced from cell phone photos or other digital files. Fundamental skills for creating targeted digital negative workflows for the cyanotype process will also be covered. Special fee covers materials needed for class, production of negatives, and facility use. Register here.
Types of Workshops
Alternative photography lends itself well to smaller, creative projects that you can learn in our studio and do in your home. The Crafternoon series (Saturdays from 1-4) features techniques and processes that are affordable and fun for all ages.* Classes are $30 plus a materials fee. They are non-refundable.
*Please notify us if a participant is 15 or under.
This series is designed for a serious student or professional invested in learning a new alternative process or improving their technical skills. Workshops are taught by David Hyams (unless otherwise noted), a master platinum palladium printer, wet plate shooter, and digital negative designer. Classes run Saturday thru Sunday, 10am-5pm.
While alternative photography is primarily about printing, you can’t print what you can’t shoot. Our Photo Safari series takes you out of the studio for a day of guided shooting where you will receive tips on how to shoot to a process. Students bring their own cameras. Digital is preferred so we can make digital negatives on day 2 for printing images in a specific alternative process. Classes are typically 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday depending on destination.
On Demand Classes
We understand that our schedule may not be ideal for many. All workshops can be tailored to on demand sessions that fit your schedule and skill-level. We also have the expertise to do much more than what is currently listed, so feel free to contact us to schedule a session in a process you don’t see listed. Processes we can teach include:
digital negative calibration
platinum palladium printing
wet plate collodion (tintype, ambrotype, and digital to wet plate)
van dyke brown
combined process printing