What is a tintype?
Wet plate images are created on metal (Tintypes), glass (Ambrotypes) or glass as a negative for printing. The process is very archival. Collodion portraits from 150 years ago are still viewable today! Steeped in tradition, these heirloom pieces can be passed down through the generations. Learn about the history and science of these priceless family keepsakes during your portrait session! Arrange a tintype art talk for your group or organization!
Making tintypes is weather dependent. No tintypes in the rain or cold winter months!