Tintype photography is the photographic process that was used most between the 1860s and 1900. Tintype is a wetplate process where the plate is prepared with light sensitive chemicals directly beforehand and placed in the camera wet. It must be photographed and developed on the spot before it drys, all within about 15 minutes. The image is rendered with silver deposits on a blackened metal plate. 

This process requires a lot of light, often a several second exposure in even direct sunlight, requiring the subject to sit very still. In the shade, photographs will often take more than 10-30 seconds. 

I like working with this process because it is so far removed from digital photography. Each and every photograph is hand made every step of the way. 
Contact me if you would like to schedule a portrait session or an event.
Currently I am not taking on any tintypes sessions for the time being.
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