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.
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- Hey there, I'm Tim Grey. And I am in front of the Penumber Foundation, here in New York City, which has been a really cool discover. We're gonna go inside and have a lot of fun. They have a full tin-type portrait studio set up here. Vintage cameras, old chemical processes, using plates to capture and individual frame. We're gonna have a little portrait session and get a look at what it takes to create a tin type from scratch. We're actually gonna put chemicals on the plate. It's gonna be a lot of fun. It's gonna be fascinating and informative at the same time. So let's head inside and have a look.