The cyanotype process is one of the easiest and safest ways to get started playing with light-sensitive chemistry. All you need is precoated paper, sunlight and plain water to successfully make your first print.

Check out the video to watch the process in action:

Want to learn more? Don’t forget to browse other inspiring resources on the fundamentals of photography at MOPA’s Photo 101Also, make sure to check out MOPA’s Nancy K. Dubois Library for unique resources related to photography and film.

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