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Special Guest Series- Tintype Demonstration and Portraits with Evoke Tintype

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

$149.99

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Special Guest Series- Tintype Demonstration and Portraits with Evoke Tintype- Saturday March 4th, 10am-2pm
Note: The cost of your ticket includes one custom tintype portrait (5x7 in size) taken of themselves that you will be able to keep after the workshop is completed
$ 149.99
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Class Summary

Date & Time:

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location:
Hunt's Photo Melrose
Featuring:
A demonstration of the tintype process, including coating and sensitizing the metal plates, the basic gear setup, taking the photograph, developing the plate, and more with Evoke Tintype. Each attendee will have the ability to ask questions and will have one custom portrait (5x7 in size) taken of themselves that they will be able to keep after the workshop is completed.
Skill Level:
All Skill Levels Welcome
Instructor:
Maureen Feeley and Dave Caramello of Evoke Tintype
Class size:
10 attendees
Policies:
Refund / Cancellation Policy

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For classes, walks, & workshops, cancellations and postponement can be made up to 48-hours prior to the scheduled time. Refunds cannot be granted for cancellations placed less than 48-hours before a class or walk, but you can receive a 75% credit toward a future class, walk, or workshop.

For all cancellations, you must contact classes@huntsphoto.com prior to the event. If you register for a class and do not show up, your payment will be forfeited.

Description

Join Hunt’s Photo Education and Evoke Tintype for a unique demonstration on tintype photography!
Tintypes are photographs that are created with large format (film) cameras using metal plates coated with light sensitive emulsion. After the plate is coated and sensitized, it is put into the large format camera and the photograph is taken, then immediately brought back into the darkroom for development. In all, the whole process takes about 10-15 minutes per photograph, and while time consuming, it produces a stellar, one-of-a-kind photograph that will last a lifetime! This process originated in the 1850s and went out of style by the early 1900s, but has made a resurgence in recent years with its unique, piercing look and magnificent level of detail.
In this session, Evoke Tintype—Maureen Feeley and Dave Caramello— will demonstrate the entire tintype process, including coating and sensitizing the metal plates, the basic gear setup, taking the photograph, developing the plate, and will discuss varnishing the end result. Each attendee will have the ability to ask questions and will have one custom portrait (5×7 in size) taken of themselves that they will be able to keep after the workshop is completed. (Please note: The plates will need to be further washed, dried, and then varnished after the workshop. This process won’t take excessively long, but the plates won’t be ready on the day of the workshop and will need to be picked up at the store a few days later.)
Attendees will also be given the opportunity to coat their own metal plate for their print. Due to the equipment required, please note that the portraits will all be taken by Evoke Tintype. However, attendees will have the ability to see the full process and any questions on the process or gear can be answered.
Take a step into the past with this beautiful form of photographic expression!

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you don’t want to have a Tintype portrait taken of you, but would prefer a still life, we can certainly do that. Simply let us know after registering by emailing us at classes@huntsphoto.com.

About Evoke Tintype: It’s been said that making art is about making connections. As the pandemic wore on, we saw photography as a way to connect with people. It also brought about our desire to search for a new purpose and path. And while tintype photography is stepping back to an old way of doing things, it seemed this unique art form was the perfect vehicle to take us forward on our new journey.

Pictures themselves are ubiquitous today; everybody’s phone has a zillion of them. But some, such as tintypes, had the emotional currency to lift spirits and warm hearts. Little did we know we’d soon discover a long-dormant photo process that evoked surprising emotion in and of itself. The first time seeing a tin-type image was breathtaking. So much so that we never picked up our digital cameras again. The opportunity to make your image is a privilege and it means something special to us. Our goal is to create a timeless heirloom that means something special to you.

Details

Date:
March 4
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
$149.99
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Venue

Hunt’s Photo, Melrose
100 Main St
Melrose, MA 02176 United States
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Phone:
781-662-8822

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