How to make a photogram

A photogram is making a print in a photo lab without using a camera. By placing objects onto a piece of light sensitive paper in a darkroom, you can use an enlarger to cast light onto the paper and capture the silhouettes of the objects.

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make a photogram

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Begin by setting your enlarger to shed an area of light that is slightly larger than the size of your 8 x 10 piece of photo paper.

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Next, lay out your photo paper under the enlarger where the light will shine down.

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Then arrange your objects onto the paper in any fashion.

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Switch the enlarger on and expose the paper for approximately 5 seconds.

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Finally, carefully remove the objects and you're ready to develop.