Preserve your family memories by turning your paper photographs into tintypes.
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Yesterday's plating resulted in a few tintypes of an orchid I got as a gift a few weeks ago. I'm the worst with plants. I have an "everyone gets hit with the hose" philosophy of watering the plants in my garden. So the likely hood that this dear orchid will survive in my hands for very long is quite slim. Luckily this version will last forever! This plate was made with blue aluminum and exposed in camera to create an 8x10 tintype.
Using my simple uploader you can upload your digital photographs and turn them into your very own tintypes!
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I can now take any digital image and turn it into a tintype!
This image originated as a digital file and was uploaded to my shop.
Click here to get started making a digital tintype of your own! You can also restore your old paper family photographs permanently by turning them into digital tintypes, preserving your precious memories with metal photographs.
I get at least one phone call a week asking about photographic restoration. I have been restoring tattered faded old photographs for over a decade, first creating a newly repaired negative and then a new photograph to replace the damaged original. I now encourage clients to make their restorations to tintypes so that their images will last for generations, and memories of loved ones can be preserved permanently.
On Saturday I hosted a tintype workshop at my studio. The video below is a slideshow of the day and the tintypes and ambrotypes that were made. We used a variety of different colored glass and metals to make our tintypes, and we exposed using miniature and toy cameras. It was a fun day and for five new tintypers, a successful first venture into wet plate collodion photography.
Isn't it hard to stand still!? Last weekend Jack and his parents came by the studio to pick up some work. I had my portable darkroom set up outside so we made a tintype in the traditional style. Traditional in that there were no strobe lights! For this tintype Jack stood on a stool with his toy monkey for 5 seconds while I held open the lens. The bit of movement that we captured in this photograph reminded Jack's mom of an old image of her father at the same age. I feel like we froze a moment of Jack's childhood with this shot, albeit fuzzy like far away thoughts of our own childhood memories.