what is a tintype?

A tintype is a photographic process originating from the 1850s before film. Technically it is part of the Wet Plate Collodion process from which you can create a Tintype(metal) or an Ambrotype(glass).

These are direct positives and one-of-a-kind photographs.

A Tintype is not a print.

Essentially these are images created with pure Silver with a 100% chemical process.

Experiencing a Tintype in the flesh is very special.

Cameras used to create a Tintype are for the most part very different from a Digital or Film camera you may be used to seeing. Some of my equipment is from the 1800s.