Digital Positive to Tintype


A 4-session hands-on course that teaches students how to make a digital positive and create Tintypes. Most widely recognized as a civil war era style photograph, Wet Plate photography is one of the most cherished photographic processes. The historically accurate way to make plates is through the use of a large format camera to create an in camera positive. This course makes the process accessible to all, as long as there is a photographic image to work with and a darkroom. We’ll cover post-processing techniques to create digital positives specific for Tintypes. In the darkroom component, students learn about all the materials, chemistry, and techniques needed to make plates. 

PRE-REQ: Basic understanding of Photoshop curves & layers. 

BRING: Digital files at 300ppi, 8x10” max size and a notebook. 

INCLUDES: Tuition includes a pass to computer workstations, the Epson 3880, and partial access to private B&W darkrooms. Outside use does not include digital inks or paper supplies.  Tuition also includes in-class use of chemicals, aluminum plates, and transparencies to make several tintypes. Additional supplies must be purchased to make plates outside of class

DATES:  n/a

Please review our sales policies regarding class withdrawals and cancellations before signing up.   Sorry, we can not give refunds/credits for any class withdrawals less than 7 days before the class starts.

25.00 off if you register at least one week prior to class start date, all online discounts are applied automatically.


Register for the same class with a friend and each of you will receive 10% off. All registrations must be made by one person in a single transaction. To take advantage of the discount online, set the quantity to 2 (or 3, or 4...) when adding to the cart (or change the quantity in the shopping cart). The system automatically deducts this discount. The discount only applies if two or more you enroll in the same class. 

 Please enter the full name of your companion at the checkout stage including their name, email, and phone number in the comments section of your registration form. 


Workshop Cost: $300

Early Registration: $275


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