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Lovely Lumens

Lumen printing is an easy way to make an image with the sun. It simply involves setting objects onto a piece of silver gelatin photographic paper and exposing them to the sun.

Artist/photographer Bob St Cyr shares his HOW-TO + a few new ideas to take your results in new directions.

You'll need:

  • Photographic paper - any size or age

  • A contact printing frame (you can also create a makeshift printing frame using any board and glass, such as an un-used photo frame.)

  • Two trays - for washing and fixing

  • Hypo fixer mixed at 1:9.

  • Tongs

STEP 1 - Once you've got your stuff set up, under a safelight or subd