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Have you ever wanted to learn how to take your own Tintypes? Are you interested in having a better understanding of how period photography works? VPS is offering a hands-on, immersive workshop as an intruduction to wetplate collodion photography.

Participants will learn the history and methods of large format cameras, and participate in creating their own tintypes and completing every step of the process, from the chemistry to the lighting to composition.

We will work on still life and portraits in the studio, and Each participant can expect to shoot 3-5 plates, and pose for 1 taken by the instructor. Class sizes limited.


May 14th - Wetplate 102: Outdoor Tintype Tutorial (taking the 101 class is recommended) SOLD OUT

DATES TBA - Travel Workshops: We well be offering workshops on location. Interested in hosting? send us an email!

Date TBA - Chemical Craft: An Immersive course on mixing your own wetplate chemicals (All materials will be included, and each student will leave with all the chemicals required to create collodion images. Geared toward practicing photographers and students who intent to start shooting on their own. )