Tintypes: What the heck are they and why do I keep talking about them?!

The wet plate collodion process was developed by Frederic Scott Archer and introduced in the 1850s.  It became a very popular photographic process by the end of the decade and virtually replaced the first photographic process, Daguerrotypes.  It remained popular until the 1880’s, when it was replaced by the gelatin dry plate process, which was a more convenient process, due …

A Tintype Adventure

At the beginning of August I had the pleasure of taking a workshop at George Eastman House with Mark Osterman, who studies and teaches vintage photographic techniques. My husband and I went to Rochester, NY for 2 days to take the workshop with 8 other participants and learned a bit about the process of Wet Plate Collodion photography, and were …