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Tintypes by Maxine at Ritual Dyes

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1117 SE Division St

1117 Southeast Division Street

Portland, OR 97202

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late 19th century era portraits with a personal touch

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  • Join us November 9th for an afternoon of tintypes! Bring your handmade knits, and be photographed in this truly special medium.

What is a tintype?

A tintype is a one-of-a-kind photo that is made using the wet plate collodion process from the 1850s. The short answer: it’s a silver buildup of reflected light on a piece of black metal! The plate is made in camera and developed in front of your eyes.

What are those marks on my tintype?

Chemical marks on a tintype could be any one of 100 different things. They mostly show up because every part of the process is done by hand. Lines, streaks, and spots are completely normal and apart of what makes your image one of-a-kind. Of course if there is a stain or mark that greatly impacts the image, we will retake free of charge.

How big are they and how many people can you fit in one photo?

For this event we will be shooting 4x5. Considering the size and available light, we can only fit two people at most on a 4x5 plate.

Can I bring my baby/small child?

Of course! We recommend signing up for a slot toward the end of our event so we don't run over our 20 minute time frame. Babies and small children tend to take a little more time to relax in front of the camera. If you know your child won't do well in front of the camera we recommend booking a private session so we can all have more time.

How long does it take? Will I have to sit still for half an hour?!

That’s a common misconception! We will be using very strong, bright strobes for this event. That way we can assure a crisp fast process. You’ll only have to sit still for a second. Each plate takes 15-20 minutes from posing to when you see it!

Do I get to take mine home?

Once the plate is finished processing we will want to varnish it! A good varnishing will preserve your plate for many many years. You have the option to pick up your plate locally or have it shipped to your house with no extra charge.

Can I get a digital copy?

Yes! Each plate comes with a hi-res scan, perfect for use on social media. Those will be delivered the next business day after the event. As is with any photographer, we really appreciate it when we get credited! I can also offer a list of wonderful printing services.

What should I wear?

Tintypes are Orthochromatic, which means the pick up all colors except red. If you wear red lipstick it will appear nearly black! Keep that in mind when you pick out an outfit! We advise to stay away from solid black or white, since the process results in a contrasty image We also recommend avoiding any t-shirts or hats with words, since your final image will be reversed!

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1117 SE Division St

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Portland, OR 97202

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