How to Make Photograms – A Step by Step Guide
How to Make Photograms
This was the final snip-it from my degree work which is an instructional guide on how to make a photograms – I hope it helps you:
A photogram is a technique which allows you to transfer an image onto photographic paper without the need of using a camera. This is probably the simplest way of creating an image and requires very little equipment.
- Photographic paper
- A darkroom
- A small light source for example an enlarger
- A photographic negative or object.
Once you have the equipment in place the process can be safely done in a darkroom using the following method:
- Now in the darkroom you need to set your piece of photographic paper down on a surface.
- Next project a negative or place the object onto your onto your photographic paper
- Finally project your source of light onto the photographic paper and expose it to the light.
- You will have to experiment how long you expose the photographic paper to light using test strips, and different exposure time.
- Once the desired time has been reached you can redo the process with a fresh piece of photographic paper and expose it for the correct time.
- Finally expose the paper to developing fluid, stop fluid and fixer as required depending on the brand and type.
I hope you have enjoyed my series of blog posts on alternative photography techniques.
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