Photoville

Penumbra Foundation

Penumbra Foundation

Penumbra Foundation is a non profit organization that brings together the Art and Science of Photography through education, research, outreach, public and residency programs. Our goal is to provide an expansive view of the contemporary photographic medium and the advance of historic photographic processes to photographers and artists at any level.

Archive Sessions and Events Supported by Penumbra Foundation

Jun 42022

Tintype Studio

Stop by Penumbra Foundation’s Tintype Booth to have your portrait taken and learn more about the historic 19th century photo process!

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Sep 182021

Tintype Portrait Booth

Swing by our booth for a portrait session! Your tintype will be a one of a kind, heirloom-quality gift that will last for generations.

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Sep 222019

Cyanotypes

Learn the basics of the historic cyanotype process, and make your own images using an assortment of translucent items and the sunlight to expose your prints!

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Sep 132018

Penumbra TinType Sessions

The Penumbra Foundation will set up a tintype booth at the 2018 Photoville festival.

Considered by many to be the Polaroid of the 19th century, the tintype is made almost instantaneously through a process that uses hand poured chemicals on an enameled sheet of metal. Tintypes, often found today in near original condition, were passed down as family heirlooms and valued for their time-tested archival stability.

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Sep 162017

Penumbra TinType Sessions

Each tintype session will take 15-20 minutes to shoot and develop the image, and approximately one additional hour before the plate is ready to take home. Those interested can come to our booth and sign up for a time slot.

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Sep 212016

Tintypes with the Penumbra Foundation

Open every day until one hour before closing.

Penumbra will be shooting tintype portraits and hosting a cyanotype workshop with information sessions.

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Sep 122015

Drop In: Cyanotypes

The Penumbra Foundation will offer an introduction workshop to the Cyanotype Process.

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Sep 272014

CYANOTYPES: Blue Photographic Prints from Sunlight

The Penumbra Foundation | Center for Alternative Photography will offer an introduction workshop to the Cyanotype Process. Participants of the workshop will be given a piece of paper pre-coated with the Cyanotype synthesizer on which they will place small objects (also supplied) before putting this assembly in sunlight.

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Sep 212014

CYANOTYPES: Blue Photographic Prints from Sunlight

In 1842 Sir John Herschel decided that the Daguerreotype, the first photographic printing process, was too expensive, difficult and potentially lethal. Thus, he invented in that year the printing process to which he gave the name Cyanotype. It produced a monochromatic Prussian blue photographic print on inexpensive materials such as paper or cloth.

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Sep 182014

Tintype Booth

The Penumbra Foundation is bringing its Tintype Booth back to Photoville this year! If you are looking for a portrait photograph that captures your unique, individual personality, step into our portable tintype photo booth and experience the magic of this 19th century photographic process!

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Sep 222013

Cyanotypes – Blue Photographic Prints from Sunlight

In 1842 Sir John Herschel decided that the Daguerreotype, the first photographic printing process, was too expensive, difficult and potentially lethal. Thus, he invented in that year the printing process to which he gave the name Cyanotype.

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Sep 212013

Cyanotypes – Blue Photographic Prints from Sunlight

In 1842 Sir John Herschel decided that the Daguerreotype, the first photographic printing process, was too expensive, difficult and potentially lethal. Thus, he invented in that year the printing process to which he gave the name Cyanotype.

Learn More
Jul 12012

Tintype Photo Booth

If you are looking for a portrait photograph that captures the passion of your unique, individual personality, step into our portable tintype photo booth and experience the magic of this 19th century photographic process!

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Jun 302012

One Day Tintype Workshop

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.

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Jun 242012

Tintype Photo Booth

If you are looking for a portrait photograph that captures the passion of your unique, individual personality, step into our portable tintype photo booth and experience the magic of this 19th century photographic process!

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Jun 232012

The Center for Alternative Photography/The Penumbra Foundation

Each artist will give a brief presentation and discussion of their work. This lecture will serve as an introduction to the history and initiatives of the Penumbra Foundation and the CAP.

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