7 Failed Pin-hole Camera

I wanted to try making a pin-hole camera that uses cyanotypes as a recording medium. It was a failure. I made the camera, and cut the cyanotypes to fit my tiny box, and voila! Nothing. The reason why I think this project failed is because I never had enough patience to expose the paper long enough. Following directions that exposed negatives instructed for a few seconds, the paper said a few minutes. From this experience, I need to allot about 3-2 hours for the right amount of exposure. Needless to say, I rather move on to different experiments with cyanotype paper. Anna Atkins, considered the first female photographer, made  beautiful prints with this process.

Tonight, I am leaving the camera ready to capture the morning. Hopefully it will work; otherwise, I have a crystal growing to make a contact microphone.

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