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Tin Type Portrait Pop-up with Tom Harris Photography

  • Lonesome West Studio 820 N Russell St Portland United States (map)

Schedule one-hour portrait sessions with tin type photographer Tom Harris. You’ll receive a gorgeous, varnished portrait, either 8x10 or 4x6, in the beautiful silvery hues distinct to tin types.

Register in advance for a time slot HERE!

The tin type, or wet plate collodion process, was developed by Frederick Scott Archer and made its first debut in 1851. The majority of the Civil War photos that you see today are a result of the process. In fact, the portrait of Abraham Lincoln on the five dollar bill is made from a collodion image take by Mathew Brady on a glass plate.

The Collodion process is well suited for individuals and couples portraits. Families and children present a challenge. I LOVE a challenge, so we’ll take some time, and have some fun with the process. I also enjoy shooting pets with or without their people. The results can’t always be counted on, but I’ve had great success and welcome that challenge too!


Earlier Event: March 22
Ceramic tile coaster workshop
Later Event: March 30
Studio Sale