Tin Type Session
Historic Wet Plate Collodion
- 15 min15 minutes
- 75 US dollars$75
- True Gloom
Sessions are by appointment only. Sessions consist of about 10 minutes of shooting and an additional 45-60 minutes to complete the plate. Plates will be delivered free of charge within a 5 mile radius of Buffalo. Otherwise a $6 shipping fee will be charged. Sessions begin with a quick chat about any ideas you may have for your tintype. I ask that you kindly remain in the same place while I prepare the plate. After about 3 mins I’ll make final focusing adjustments before photographing the image. This requires 3-12 seconds of being totally still. (please note this can be quite difficult for the little ones & furry friends) After a few minutes of magic, we’ll be able to see your image together! The Wet Plate process is preformed much as it was in the 19th century. It is a labor intensive process with many variables. Factors such as lighting, motion, and chemistry all affect the final image. This special process is often unpredictable. The final product is completely made by hand photograph, the image will never be technically “perfect." Often images have chemical imperfections, affectionally named artifacts. Where whatever you like, this is your time to shine! Try to stay away from all black and/or white outfits if possible. ** Words of caution for your wee ones and pets. This is a chemical process and extreme care needs to be made while in the studio. We use bright lights and flashes which may make some upset or uncomfortable. Also lights are extremely fragile and heavy. It's important that all parties in the studio are able to act in a respectful manner. Please use your best judgement based on this information when booking portraits that include small children.
Cancelations must be made 24 hours prior. Failure to do so will forfeit deposit of $25. Thank you for your understanding.
True Gloom Tattoo, Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY, USA