Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Positioning the model and lighting for a tintype, part of Tintype Photography at New York's Penumbra Foundation.
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- So today, we are at Penumbra studios,…in their Matthew Brady style tintype studio,…this is a real treat.…We're going to see the overall process…for how we can create a portrait…with this type of vintage equipment.…We'll actually see the process in another lesson,…of creating, making that plate ready to use,…and actually developing, creating the actual final photo,…one frame at a time,…which I think is absolutely fascinating.…With me here is Jeffrey at the Penumbra Foundation.…So, Jeffrey, first of all, what is this?…- Well, this is called a sentry studio camera,…five by seven, even though we usually prefer…five by seven and four by five,…we're going to be shooting four by five tintype on it.…
- [Voiceover] Okay.…- The camera itself is from about 1900, but the lens…is from the mid-nineteenth century, 1860's, 1870's,…it's called a Dallmeier, it's a Dallmeier 3C,…it's a very fast lens, it's an 8 inch F 2.2 lens,…the kind of lens that perhaps Julia Margaret Cameron…would have used in the mid-nineteenth century.…
Photographer and educator Tim Grey visits with Geoffrey Berliner, a master of analog photography and the owner of what might be the world's largest collection of vintage lenses. Berlinger is the executive director of the Penumbra Foundation, a New York–based nonprofit that conducts workshops on numerous historical photo processes. Learn how modern tintype portraits are made at Penumbra Studios, using vintage cameras and lenses, fresh plates, and raw chemicals.