In a time when the immediacy of digital photography has created a flood of expendable images, many artists have chosen to turn to traditional image making techniques. In this one day workshop, students will learn the history and basic practice of the 19th Century tintype process. In this hands-on class, attendees will learn to coat, sensitize, expose, develop and varnish aluminium plates to create one-of-a kind hand-made photographs. Students will finish the day with several tintypes created by their own hands and will receive a detailed handbook containing all the information they need to continue making tintypes on their own.
This workshop is suitable for intermediate to advanced photographers. However it is not necessary to have done any film-based photography before. You may want to bring along some interesting props to photograph. Remember that anything with text will show backwards on the Tintype though :)
Includes all materials including aluminium and processing chemicals, as well as a detailed handbook (information includes materials required, chemicals, recipes, techniques, troubleshooting, suppliers etc. Access to a suitable 4x5” camera can be arranged if required.
These workshops are run for very small groups (max 4). We'd love to share the joy and thrill of making unique tintype images...
Workshop Fee $350 + gst