*A note regarding COVID-19 precautions:
In order to offer this workshop, The Image Flow is taking careful precautions to ensure the safety of our students. Each student will be given dedicated studio and darkroom time so that only the instructor and one student are present at a time. Both student and instructor will be wearing masks at all times, and distancing will be observed as much as possible. Between students, all equipment and workspaces will be sanitized thoroughly. If you have any concerns, please get in touch and we can address them with you directly!

 

Tintype workshop instructor Nathan Lomas is fascinated by the ambiguities and tones that tintype photography creates and its contrast to today’s digital photography. Tintype pictures are a direct-positive photographic process (also referred to as wet plate collodion) that was prevalent from the 1850s to the 1880s. The end product is a one-of-a-kind image that will last a lifetime!

 

During the introduction evening, Nathan will talk about the history of tintype photography and show some examples of historic and contemporary tintypes. You will learn how the tintype process works and what to expect during the two days of intensive shooting.

 

This photography workshop will be divided into two shooting sessions, during which students will sign up for a 2-hour dedicated time slot to craft their images each day.

 

The first session will focus on creating still life images to become familiar with the antique process. Students are invited to bring objects and materials that they would like to use to create a personalized still life scene. In the second session, students will have the chance to bring a single model or couple (for Covid-19 safety) to create stunning tintype portraits in our studio.

 

Students will leave the tintype workshop with an understanding of the tintype process, and 12 unique 4×5″ tintypes!

 

Class Schedule

 

Friday, 5–6PM: Introduction via Zoom (from home)

Saturday, 9AM–6:30PM: Still-life session shooting tintypes (at The Image Flow)

  • Each student signs up for a dedicated 2-hour time slot

Sunday, 9AM–6:30PM: Portrait session shooting tintypes (at The Image Flow)

  • Each student signs up for a dedicated 2-hour time slot