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Workshop for 8 participants
Tintypes are one-of-a-kind photographs on metal plates, still made by hand using the collodion process that dates back to the 1850s. The black-and-tan picture is as permanent as a photograph can be; originals from the 1850s can found in any antique shop. This is a great opportunity to get a feel of what it was like to sit in front of a camera in the 1850–1870s. No photographic experience is required to attend, and you’ll leave with a 5×7″ tintype portrait made by an experienced tintypist and an information packet on how that plate was made. Everyone will have the hands-on experience of learning how to pour the liquid collodion solution on a metal plate and will participate in elements of processing of the plates in the darkroom.
Notes: We suggest you wear dark colors rather than light colors, as they photograph better with this process.
Audience: Limited to eight, this one-day workshop is a fun way to learn the tintype process. No experience necessary.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given for cancellations for this workshop. If the workshop is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class will be fully refunded. The George Eastman Museum is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation costs or fees.
Location and Scheduling: Session begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. The workshop is held at the George Eastman Museum, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY. Directions can be found here.
Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of the workshop; participants must make their own arrangements. The host hotel for workshops held at the George Eastman Museum is the East Avenue Inn & Suites, eastaveinn.com. This hotel is about a fifteen-minute walk from the museum. The East Avenue Inn & Suites also provides transportation to and from the airport. Room rates begin at $109 per night. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 559-8039. When calling to make a reservation, please mention you are taking a workshop at the George Eastman Museum to get this special rate.
During the workshop, the museum may take and use images, still or video, for educational and promotional purposes.