The Tintype Experience

Glens Falls Art mobile 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. Craig Murphy travels with Glens Falls Art tintype studio to locations in New York State including Glens Falls, Ballston Spa and Wilton, NY bringing you the same wet plate collodion tintype experience.

“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.”


Glens Falls Art Events

Authentic Tintype Portraits

October 7 @ 10:00 am

Fine art tintype portrait. Made when Glens Falls Art traveled from downtown Glens Falls to Grant Cottage in Wilton NY

Reserve Your Tintype Session with Photographer Craig Murphy!

One-of-a-Kind Handmade Collodion Tintype Images!

The Queensbury Hotel
Glens Falls, NY

City Park Gazebo
Glens Falls, NY

Enlarged Erie Canal
Cohoes, NY

What is a tintype?

Wet plate images are created on metal (Tintypes) or glass (Ambrotypes) using a fascinating and sometimes unpredictable 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!

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!
Amazing work and enjoyable loving people!!!

Contact photographer Craig Murphy to arrange a talk and demo for your event.

Learn about this fascinating history with Craig and Glens Falls Art tintype studio!