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PHOTO 11/16 – 11/27: Anthotype Project


We will discuss the following ideas:

  1. The importance of photography

  2. How to create anthotypes

  3. The anthotype project

TAKE NOTES during class discussions. You will submit notes for credit every few weeks. If you are absent, you must watch the Zoom video to get the notes.

If you were absent to any of the meetings this week, go to Google Classroom, where the recorded meetings have been posted under Classwork>Recorded Zoom Meetings.


  1. Continue: Discuss The Evolution of the Camera.

  2. Share: Photo History Reflections – Post your ideas to this Jamboard

  3. Go over turmeric anthotype creation instructions.

  4. Discuss how to create anthotypes. Watch the videos below.

  5. Discuss Anthotype Project, which is due on December 4th. See homework below.

Turmeric Anthotype with Transparent Objects

Turmeric Anthotype with Negatives

Flower and Berry Anthotypes


  1. Create anthotype paper and document your process by taking lots of photographs of your experience.  DO NOT USE THE PAPER YET. Watch the videos above and follow these turmeric anthotype creation instructions. Due November 12th

  2. Anthotype Print Project Webpage Due December 4th:

  3. Cut your anthotype papers in half (6×12″).   You will use 3 of the 6×12″ papers for prints.

  4. Cut the last of your 6×12 pieces into three strips. These are your test strips.

  5. You are required to create at least 3 prints and 3 tests.  

  6. It is extra credit to make extra prints and/or try other materials (such as berries and flowers). 

  7. Document the whole process by taking photographs and post these images to your website

  8. On your website, create a page called “Early Photography”

  9. On that page, you must include pictures of your materials, process, and results. 

  10. Include a minimum of 10 process photographs

  11. Write at least two paragraphs explaining your process along the way.  Each photograph must have a short explanation.

  12. Your webpage will be due after Thanksgiving.  You should work on it as you create your anthotypes.  

  13. Begin collecting TRANSLUSCENT items to be used in your anthotypes. See the idea list below. 

  14. If you don’t have the photo kit, or if you wish to experiment, you can use natural items to create your own anthotype dyes for prints.  See the list below

  15. Pick up your photography kit at the front office from 8 am to 3pm M-F starting Thursday, November 19th.  Office is closed during Thankgiving week. 



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