Tintype Photography

Use one of the earliest forms of photography to create tintypes, which are direct positives printed on an aluminum sheet using large format cameras. Learn the basics of this 19th century process, including how to pour and sensitize collodion, properly expose and develop plates, and apply a protective varnish. Plan to walk away with two to three finished pieces.

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Mike Bartolotta

Michael D. Bartolotta is a photographic artist focusing on digital and historic processes. He holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. Michael works professionally in Williamsburg, VA as an art director and photographer.


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Tintype Photography

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Class Details
October 26 - October 2710 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Days: Sun Sat
Tuition: $170.00
Member Tuition: $153.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Mike Bartolotta
Level: Intermediate