Tintype Portraits by David Emitt Adams
Internationally known artist David Emitt Adams, will make your tintype portrait during this special portrait session event at Art Intersection. You can sit for a unique, handcrafted portrait made using the historic tintype process originally invented in the 1850s.
These unique, old school tintype portraits make a perfect holiday gift.
David uses a traditional, large format camera in the Art Intersection studio to photograph tintype portraits directly onto the aluminum plate. The image is developed in the darkroom and then coated with a varnish finish immediately after the photograph is taken.
- A session lasts between 45 minutes and you take away a fresh tintype portrait that will make a perfect keepsake or gift.
- The tintype image is captured on a 4-inch by 5-inch aluminum plate.
- Please allow an additional 30-minutes after your session for the plate to dry, or you can pick it up the next business day.
- We can easily photograph 1 – 2 people and may be able to add a third person maximum.
- The exposure time may be as long as 5-seconds, so the subjects must be able to hold a pose, without moving for the exposure duration. Sorry, no pets.
- The session price includes only one tintype and does not include retakes unless there are clear issues with the image.
- Retakes are done at the discretion of the photographer.
Additional Tintypes can be Purchased
- Since tintypes are unique and cannot be reproduced, if you want two tintype portraits from the same session, another plate may be purchased for an additional $45.
- We can make a high resolution digital scan of your portrait for $25 and email it to you.
- If you would like an additional plate made we must know at the time of scheduling.
- You can pay for these options when you arrive for your scheduled session.