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.

Special Notes

  • All chemistry, media and cameras will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you have it. Please wear old clothing or bring aprons.
  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
  • This weekend workshop is from 10-4 on Saturday and 1-4 on Sunday.
About the Instructor

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.

See More Classes By Instructor Instructor Website
Back to Classes

Tintype Photography

Register for this class
Enroll Now
Class Details
March 2 - March 310 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Days: Sun Sat
Tuition: $120.00
Member Tuition: $108.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Mike Bartolotta
Level: Intermediate