Microscope

Its my 4th week of my final project in foundation Art. For my Final project I am woking with nature as a subject. and each week I use a different form of Photography

All these Images are taken on my mobile phone.  I hate using my mobile to take images as I just don’t feel comfortable using it as I have a High quality camera and I feel more commutable using my canon so I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and use my mobile to take some interesting shots.

In these Images I have used a micrascope capturing Leaves and flower petals. I like the veins I have captured on the petals and leafs.  I wanted to focus on something that we never really notice showing the beauty and the details that these plants have and  we do not give them the respect they deserve as they are powerful and beautiful.

 

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Cyanotypes

What is a Cyanotype ?

A Cyanotypes is a photographic printing process and these images are made without a camera. the paper for this process is dipped into chemicals which react to UV light. I placed the flowers on top of paper and then placed them under the UV lamp  for 3 minuets. when the paper is removed from underneath the UV lamp the area that has been exposed to light is a grey colour and the area which has not been exposed to light is a yellow colour which is the chemicals that haven’t been exposed to light. what is interesting about Cyanotypes it can be placed under the uv lamp again if you want to add more detail to where you placed the objects so a laced piece of fabric would work really well to add more detail. once your print is ready it is placed into water to wash off the yellow chemical. this the makes the print no longer sensitive to UV light.

and this is the end result

wildflowers

I have now started my final project in foundation art. For my Final project I am woking with nature as a subject. each week I will be working with a different form of photography.

Pettels and leaf

here I have created Cyanotypes. this was my first time on creating Cyanotypes  and this is one of my new favourite forms of photography as it is so simple but yet it creates a stunning interesting image just like my love for photograms. what I like about Cyanotypes more is that you don’t need a Dark room and it is much more healthier for the environment, as I can use the Sun light to develop the Cyanotypes. but for these images I used a UV Lamp as it is much more quicker process

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