Past Meetup

Make Cyanotype and Calotype Salt Prints

This Meetup is past

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As a part of the 10th Anniversary Celebration at the O. Winston Link Museum (LINK@10) our Exposure Roanoke Group and the Roanoke Camera Club have been asked to help the public make Salt Prints. As part of the Museum Education Programs we will help the public to make beautiful Cyanotype and Calotype prints.

Cyanotypes are typically blue (cyan) in color called blueprints were discovered by the English scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel in 1842. It was originally used for architectural blueprints but Anna Atkins (regarded as the first female photographer) brought it to photography by placing objects on the coated paper and creating silhouettes to create photograms:

Calotypes also called Salt Prints were developed by British photographer William Henry Fox Talbot. The public called the process Talbotypes while Talbot insisted on calling them Calotypes but the more common name for the process is Salt Prints:

Please sign up for this meetup and plan to come help either at 9:00am or at 12:00 noon. This will be a wonderful learning experience for the public and, if you have maybe not made any yourself then just maybe we can learn something about these early photographic processes.