Dry Plate Tintype Photography

Dryplate Tintype portraits sit on a black table next to a large format camera with bellows
Thu, Jun 29
5:30–7:30 pm

The Union for Contemporary Art

2423 North 24th Street

Omaha, NE 68110

In this workshop you will get hands on experience operating a large format camera to expose dry plate tintypes using a kit from Rockland Colloid. Tintypes originated in the 1850s and were one of the first photographic processes that were affordable to working people. In this variation of tintype a thin metal plate that has been hand coated with emulsion (that has dried) is exposed in camera.

Each participant will get a 4x5 dryplate tintype portrait of themselves (must be picked up at a later date after it has dried).

$35 Workshop Fee

Instructor: Harrison Martin

Participants must be 18 and older.

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