Tintype Photography

 

Tintype Workshop

£195.00

Tintype is a style of photography that uses the wet collodion process, a dark lacquer or enamel applied to a thin sheet of metal shortly before exposure to produce images. This traditional photography workshop, held at the National Trust’s historic Manger Barn in Lacock, will take you through all the stages of this fascinating process, revealing how chemicals react with light to capture an image.

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About the Course

Making a tintype is relatively instant, taking around 15 -20 minutes from start to finish, where every step of the way you are physically applying the chemicals. Because of this physicality of the process, it is a great insight into how analogue photography has evolved and still works today!

Most of the course will be hands on where you will be guided through the process step by step. This will involve the use of a large format camera within a studio set up to create two tintypes (image on aluminium). Students will be given the choice to take portraits or images of objects.

Prior to attending the course, it is a good idea to look at some current tintype artists to get an idea of the kind of images you would like to create.

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About the Tutor

Charlie Adams studied fine art at Camberwell College of Arts and now works from his studio in Upton Cheyney, South Gloucestershire. Charlie’s artwork uses a range of media including painting and moving image, but photography has played a constant role in his practice, whether as a means of research or to create finished pieces of work. With a tendency to use film as opposed to digital, he has an extensive knowledge of the analogue photography world.

Tintype Workshop

£195.00

Tintype is a style of photography that uses the wet collodion process, a dark lacquer or enamel applied to a thin sheet of metal shortly before exposure to produce images. This traditional photography workshop, held at the National Trust’s historic Manger Barn in Lacock, will take you through all the stages of this fascinating process, revealing how chemicals react with light to capture an image.

Number of people

About the Course

Making a tintype is relatively instant, taking around 15 -20 minutes from start to finish, where every step of the way you are physically applying the chemicals. Because of this physicality of the process, it is a great insight into how analogue photography has evolved and still works today!

Most of the course will be hands on where you will be guided through the process step by step. This will involve the use of a large format camera within a studio set up to create two tintypes (image on aluminium). Students will be given the choice to take portraits or images of objects.

Prior to attending the course, it is a good idea to look at some current tintype artists to get an idea of the kind of images you would like to create.

About the Tutor

Charlie Adams studied fine art at Camberwell College of Arts and now works at his studio in Upton Cheyney, South Gloucestershire. Charlie’s artwork uses a range of media including painting and moving image, but photography has played a constant role in his practice, whether as a means of research or to create finished pieces of work. With a tendency to use film as opposed to digital, he has an extensive knowledge of the analogue photography world. 

Tintype Workshop

£195.00

Tintype is a style of photography that uses the wet collodion process, a dark lacquer or enamel applied to a thin sheet of metal shortly before exposure to produce images. This traditional photography workshop, held at the National Trust’s historic Manger Barn in Lacock, will take you through all the stages of this fascinating process, revealing how chemicals react with light to capture an image.

Number of people

About the Course

Making a tintype is relatively instant, taking around 15 -20 minutes from start to finish, where every step of the way you are physically applying the chemicals. Because of this physicality of the process, it is a great insight into how analogue photography has evolved and still works today!

Most of the course will be hands on where you will be guided through the process step by step. This will involve the use of a large format camera within a studio set up to create two tintypes (image on aluminium). Students will be given the choice to take portraits or images of objects.

Prior to attending the course, it is a good idea to look at some current tintype artists to get an idea of the kind of images you would like to create.

About the Tutor

Charlie Adams studied fine art at Camberwell College of Arts and now works at his studio in Upton Cheyney, South Gloucestershire. Charlie’s artwork uses a range of media including painting and moving image, but photography has played a constant role in his practice, whether as a means of research or to create finished pieces of work. With a tendency to use film as opposed to digital, he has an extensive knowledge of the analogue photography world.