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Tintype Workshop with Nathan Lomas

Presented by The Image Flow at The Image Flow, Mill Valley CA

Jan 22 - 24 2021
Tintype Workshop with Nathan Lomas

COVID-safe in-person workshop to learn tintype process

If you’re tired of the digital rat race and are looking for a “new” way to shoot, try returning to the roots of photography in this intensive tintype workshop.

*A note regarding COVID-19 precautions:

In order to offer this workshop, The Image Flow is taking careful precautions to ensure the safety of our students.

  • Each student will be given dedicated studio and darkroom time so that only the instructor and one student are present at a time.
  • Both student and instructor will be wearing masks at all times, and distancing will be observed as much as possible.
  • Between students, all equipment and workspaces will be sanitized thoroughly.

If you have any concerns, please get in touch and we can address them with you directly!

Tintype workshop instructor Nathan Lomas is fascinated by the ambiguities and tones that tintype photography creates and its contrast to today’s digital photography. Tintype pictures are a direct-positive photographic process (also referred to as wet plate collodion) that was prevalent from the 1850s to the 1880s. The end product is a one-of-a-kind image that will last a lifetime!

During the introduction evening, Nathan will talk about the history of tintype photography and show some examples of historic and contemporary tintypes. You will learn how the tintype process works and what to expect during the two days of intensive shooting.

This photography workshop will be divided into two shooting sessions, during which students will sign up for a 2-hour dedicated time slot to craft their images each day.

  • The first session will focus on creating still life images to become familiar with the antique process. Students are invited to bring objects and materials that they would like to use to create a personalized still life scene.
  • In the second session, students will have the chance to bring a single model or couple (for Covid-19 safety) to create stunning tintype portraits in our studio.

Students will leave the tintype workshop with an understanding of the tintype process, and 12 unique 4×5″ tintypes!

Class Schedule:

Friday, January 22, 5–6PM:  Introduction via Zoom (from home)

Saturday, January 23, 9AM–8PM:  Still-life session shooting tintypes
Each student signs up for a dedicated 2-hour time slot

Sunday, January 24, 9AM–8PM:  Portrait session shooting tintypes
Each student signs up for a dedicated 2-hour time slot



Contact: 415-388-3569


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Additional time info:

Friday, Jan 22:  5:00 - 6:00 pm, intro via Zoom

Saturday, Jan 23:  9:00 am - 8:00 pm, individual 2-hr slots

Sunday, Jan 24:  9:00 am - 8:00 pm, individual 2-hr slots


The Image Flow

401 Miller Ave., Suite A, Mill Valley, CA 94941



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