Tintype Workshop

Dallas, Texas, Photographic History, Photographic Processes, Photography Workshops, Self-Portraits February 8, 2019

Today I participated in a tintype workshop which was arranged by the Texas Photographic Society and hosted by the Dallas Center for Photography.

Captured and made a tintype self-portrait.
Scott Hilton teaching me how to coat metal plates with collodion.
My tintype self-portrait.

The tintype process was first described in 1853 by Adolphe-Alexandre Martin in France, but was patented in 1856 by Hamilton Smith in the United States and by William Kloen in the United Kingdom. A tintype is a positive image on a darkened metal plates coated with collodion.

This exciting hands-on workshop with Scott Hilton and Bryan Wing of Project Barbatype allowed me to experience coating, capturing and developing tintypes.


Hi, I'm Danae! I'm a photographer and I hold a MA in Photographic History. Besides my passion for photography, I enjoy traveling, walking, meditating, and I am an avid supporter of low-waste living.

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