This will be an intensive one-day introduction to the tintype process that was the leading mode of photography in the 1850′s and 1860′s.
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
This will be an intensive one-day introduction to the tintype process that was the leading mode of photography in the 1850′s and 1860′s. The process must be completed while the plate is wet; the images are exposed, developed, fixed and the beauty and uniqueness of the process is viewable within minutes. Workshop participants will learn how to create tintypes in camera. We will discuss chemical mixing and safety. Students will learn the techniques of preparing the plate, pouring collodion, exposing, developing, fixing, and varnishing. Workshop participants will be using 4″x 5″ wooden reproduction wet plate cameras with antique brass lenses. All materials including cameras, chemicals, and metal will be supplied.
Cost: $250 + $50 materials fee
Penumbra Foundation is a nonprofit organization that brings together the art and science of photography through education, research, outreach, and public and residency programs. Our goal is to be a comprehensive resource for photographers at any level, artists, students, professionals, historians, researchers, conservators, and curators.