Monthly Archives: March 2013

Extended Diploma 3D work

The second year Level 3 Extended Diploma students have been having their work photographed for their portfolios.  Here are some of the images.

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Van Dyke prints

The Extended Diploma students who have chosen to study NCFE Photography are continuing their ex[ploration of alternative photographic processes.  This week they have been making Van Dyke prints.  As with the Cyanotypes last week the students made their own photosensitive paper by treating Fabriano paper with a mixture of Ferric Ammonium Citrate, Tartaric Acid and Silver Nitrate and used the sunlight to expose their images.

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Alternative photography

The NCFE Photography students have started experimenting with alternative photographic processes.  This week they have been trying Cyanotypes.  A process developed by Sir John Herschel in 1842.  Potassium ferricyanide and Ferric ammonium citrate are mixed together to create a photosensitive emulsion which is painted onto paper or fabric.  The students then used natural daylight to expose the images.  The resultant images look amazing.


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