About the Process

You are invited to participate in this 1850s technique called Wet Plate Collodion, or more commonly, a tintype. This is the style of photography your great-great grandparents would have experienced.  All of the chemistry used in the process is hand mixed. The chemicals are then used to coat and light-sensitize a metal plate and develop the photograph. Chemistry must remain wet during this process giving the photographer 10-15 minutes to create your one-of-a-kind photo from start to finish. You not only get a genuine tintype experience, but also a family heirloom to be passed on for generations.

Book a Session

Private Sessions by Appointment


Indie South

470 Hawthorne Ave

Athens, Ga

4x5 Tintypes 

1 Portrait - $70   

2 or more Portraits - $60 each 

*Digital Scans included*

(Up to 3 people per image for best results)

Local On-Location session rates available




(5 tintype minimum for on-location sessions)


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