Experience Tintype

Glens Falls Art tintype studio creates authentic handmade photographs with the same process used during the Civil War. 

Back then, photographers regularly traveled from town to town, making portraits for people. Photographer Craig Murphy travels with Glens Falls Art tintype studio to Ballston Spa, Glens Falls, North Creek and other locations and bringing you the same fine art wet plate collodion tintype experience.

  Authentic Tintype Portraits for Individuals and Families

“My husband and I had our tintype portraits done by Craig earlier this year. Excellent experience, great for anyone with an appreciation for art, photography, history or science. Fascinating to see the images appear through the chemical process. Highly recommended as a great activity for friends or a memorable date idea.”
Anne

SPECIAL EVENT PRICES

Save with Glens Falls Art tintype studio at these event locations!

Glens Falls Art logo sign for world wet plate day

World Wet Plate Day

May 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tintype portrait photograph of Glens Falls Art founder by fine art tintype photographer Craig Murphy

Learn about this facinating 19th Century history with collodion photographer Craig Murphy!

Arrange a talk and demo for your group!

Authentic Wet Plate Collodion Tintype Images!

Fine art tintype of the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, NY by Craig Murphy and Glens Falls Art tintype studio

The Shirt Factory
Glens Falls, NY

Fine art tintype of the gazebo in the city of Glens Falls city park by Glens Falls Art tintype studio

City Park Gazebo
Glens Falls, NY

Glens Falls Art collodion tintype by tintype photographer Craig Murphy of Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa New York

Brookside Museum
Ballston Spa, NY

Image of Glens Falls Art tintype of an american indian reenact by Craig Murphy.

What is a tintype?

Wet plate images are created on metal (Tintypes) or glass (Ambrotypes) using a fascinating process. 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!

The definition of tradition.

Glens Falls Art: Word On The Street!

Check out what customers are saying!

Beautiful Art!”

“The art options available and friendliness deserve 5 stars! Don’t miss Glens Falls Art if you are in the area! AMAZING!” – Sharon

Thank you for bringing this history back! Keep it up!
Heard on the street

These are the friendliest most helpful and fun people in the area. I definitely recommend having your very own portrait made or just get some information on photography! Awesome work guys!
Zack

Amazing work and enjoyable loving people!!!
Kristin

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