Upcoming Tintype Workshop @ OCAC (Portland, Oregon)

Dry Plate Tintypes with Liquid Photo Emulsion – Adult Workshop

The Tintype image was introduced in 1853 as a less expensive alternative to its predecessor, the wet plate collodion Ambrotype. Tintypes were originally made on a thin sheet of blackened copper that were sensitized to light and exposed in the camera to produce the beautiful one-of-a-kind images that became popular during the Civil War era. Though originally patented as the Ferrotypes or Malainotypes, they were commonly referred to as Tintypes due to the comparatively low cost of producing and purchasing images on thin metal plates.

During this two-day workshop, OCAC alum Stephen Takacs will introduce you to a contemporary dry plate variation of the tintype process that utilizes anodized aluminum plates sensitized with liquid photographic emulsion, rather than the wet plate collodion coated copper plates of the past. While the primary focus of the workshop is on exposing pre-coated plates in the camera, you will learn about contact printing from digital positives, dry plate darkroom chemistry, and techniques for coating, drying, exposing, and processing dry plate tintypes as you produce your own unique Dry Plate Tintypes.

* A supply list and invoice will be mailed to you after registering. If you’d like to view the list please email cmalone@ocac.edu


Instructor: Stephen Takacs
Start Date08/02/2014
End Date: 08/03/2014
Days: Saturday – Sunday
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $275
Studio Fee: $ 60
SKU: PH703-SU14