What does it take to set up one tintype photograph? The video attached is a step by step of my in studio exposure process. I have been experimenting with different colors of metal, and in this video red aluminum is used as the tintype plate. The result is a one of a kind photographic artifact.
I have been working on this process for quite some time and am excited to share the results. Wet plating has become my favorite way to create unique portraits that will pass on generation to generation. I have had a number of requests to get this process 'go digital' for the person who loves the medium but can't get to my studio for a real in camera experience. This is a little teaser video of what is to come! Lots of digi tintypes and digi faux daguerreotypes! This video is of a faux daguerreotype, created from a client's restored old photograph. By the week's end, I'll have an option in my store to buy one of these for yourself. Imagine taking a picture with your iphone, uploading to my store, and in 2-4 short weeks, you will have your very own digi tin or digi faux dag. I'd love feedback on this for those who are interested!