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Photographer Prints Photo On Algae At Home

Who knew a petri dish filled with algae could look good? It's not a technique everyone can try at home but it's pretty cool!

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Printing photographs on algae


We've all been looking for photography projects that we can try at home that are entertaining and a bit different but one photographer has taken this to the next level by capturing an image in algae. 

Over on imgur, a member by the name of MxMarx has shared his process for capturing an image in a petri dish with algae as his printing medium. The petri dish was placed on an image and then sat under an enlarger which was left on for a week and as the algae grew thicker, it got greener whereas the parts with the image under it were brighter so it formed a positive image in the algae. 


Printing photographs on algae - the set-up

Printing photographs on algae - the set-up & the image forming in the algae


You probably don't have your own science kit at home but I bet you've got creative in different ways with your photography during the lockdown and we'd love to see how either in the comments below or in our gallery

We also have plenty of techniques you don't need a petri dish for which includes 5 Photography Projects To Try At Home, Top Macro Photography Tips & Techniques You Can Try At Home52 Things You Can Photograph At Home and 26 Photos Kids Can Capture At Home.

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