How to make a photogram
What you will need:
Developer, stop bath, water, fixer
small objects from home, school, or outside
- Collect a range of small translucent
and opaque objects—allowing different
levels of light to shine through.
- In a darkroom, place a piece of photographic
paper, emulsion-side up, beneath an enlarger
or light source.
- Arrange and layer objects on top of
the light-sensitive paper.
- Expose the paper to light for approximately
five to ten seconds, depending on the
light level. The longer you expose the
paper, the darker it will become when
- You may want to rearrange, add, or
remove objects and expose the paper again.
Try using your hand to mask portions
of the paper.
- Develop, stop, fix, rinse, and dry
the photographic paper.
- After your photogram is dry, make a
negative of the original. To do this,
place the photogram face-down on top
of a sheet of photographic paper, emulsion-side
up. Place a small piece of glass on top
of the photographic paper and expose
them to light for approximately ten to
- Develop, fix, rinse, and dry the paper
to get the negative of your original
- Experiment with other objects and other
exposures to achieve different results!