Introduction: How to Make a Photogram
A photogram is a recorded image that can be taken without a camera. It produces a negative, less detailed image. However it can usually only capture smaller objects in full size.
-1 pair of tongs
-1 photographic paper
-Any number of small objects
-Stop bath chemicals
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Step 1: Setup
Set up an enlarger and four different tubs along a line and pour different chemicals in them. Place your developer in the first tub a centimetre from the bottom. Pour a bit of stop bath in the second and do the same with fixer in the next one. Then fill the last on with cold water until just overflowing.
Step 2: Placement
Adjust the projected light (with the red filter on) and adjust size to fit the photo paper, then place your subject items on your photographic paper
Step 3: Exposure
Expose the photo paper (with objects) under the enlargers white light for about 8 seconds with the timer (if you own one).
Step 4: Developing
Place your image in the developer and leave it there for about 1 minute. Take it out and make sure to shake the drips off.
Step 5: Stop Bath
Place the image in the stop bath and leave it for about 30 seconds. Take it out and ensure it doesn’t drip.
Step 6: Fixer
Now place the image in the fixer and let it sit for 3 - 5 minutes. Take it out and once again ensure it doesn’t drip.
Step 7: Water Bath
Place the image in the water and wait about 10 minutes. Take it out and dry it well with a squidgy.
Step 8: Drying
Now hang your image and let it dry in the dark room. Leave it until its dry. After you take it down you will have your finished photogram.