Stevenson wins honorable mention for a cyanotype: Photo of the Day 12/05/19


Courtesy of Georgia Geisser.

Skylar Stevenson with her cyanotype.

by Delaney Cabe, Reporter

Ever heard of a cyanotype? Is it art? Is it photography?

A cyanotype is a printing process that requires a photograph to be dipped in to two chemicals: feric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide.

Skylar Stevenson created a cyanotype in her photography class. Her cyanotype featured a picture of a sign that had a variety of directional arrows pointing toward different cities. She received an honorable mention at Shippensburg University Scholastic 144 contest for the photograph. 

courtesy of Georgia Geisser
The photo features directional arrows pointing toward different cities.

“This was my first time creating a cyanotype and I enjoyed it. It was very different to where it was pretty cool,” said Stevenson.  

Cyanotypes were invented in 1844 and are also known as blueprints.

“It’s not complicated, but it’s difficult to get a little good resent. We had about five really good cyanotypes out of the thirty students in the class,” said Georgia Geisser.