Alternative Processes: Tintypes

SHIMMER WORKSHOP: Alternative Processes ‘Tintypes’

CynthiaGemus_TintypeIn a time when the immediacy of digital photography has created a flood of expendable images, many artists have chosen to turn to traditional image making techniques. In this one day workshop, students will learn the history and basic practice of the 19th Century tintype process. In this hands-on class, attendees will learn to coat, sensitize, expose, develop and varnish aluminium plates to create one-of-a kind hand-made photographs. Students will finish the day with several tintypes created by their own hands and will receive a detailed handbook containing all the information they need to continue making tintypes on their own.


Facilitated by: Cynthia Gemus. Cynthia’s passion for photography developed at a young age when she discovered her father’s old 35mm film camera in the pre-digital days of her youth. This passion later blossomed while studying film making in her home town of Montreal, Canada. She more recently refined her skills at the Centre for Creative Photography in Adelaide where she completed a Diploma in Photoimaging. Cynthia now spends most of her time creating commercial images for the wine industry, photographing quirky weddings, documenting corporate events and teaching wet-plate photography workshops. She has exhibited a range of work, both digital and analogue, with a focus on Polaroid peel-apart film, medium format Holga images and tintypes.

When: Saturday 24 Sept 2016 10am – 4.30pm

Venue: The Tintype Traveler (caravan) – based at Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale SA

Who is this for?: This workshop is suitable for intermediate to advanced photographers. It’s an ideal workshop to do after the Large Format Photography workshop (held on the 17th Sept). However it is not necessary to have done any film-based photography before.

What to bring: Notebook & Pen / Packed Lunch / Bring your own 4×5” camera and tripod if you have one (if not we can arrange one for you to use)

Cost: $350


Session 1 (Saturday 24th September, 10-4.30pm)

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