One of these days I will post something other than tintypes. Today is not that day. This time we set up in my friends’ apartment against a
white greenish-white wall instead of a red one, and augmented my 16-CFL-litebulb light with two seriously-high-wattage CFLs for a fill. We dropped the exposure times down to around 30 seconds (one minute for some of the exposures). The rest of the shoot (a total of 10 plates) after the cut. Some are mildly NSFW.
Here’s me in my tintyping gear (headlamp and safety glasses):
Friends posing, with ropework:
This one is digitally-lightened, it was underexposed.
Turns out colored tattoos don’t come out clearly in tintypes. Also I had to reverse this digitally for the type to be legible:
reversed for the type (but this is hands down one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken):
here’s another of my favorite-ever photos. Her blue hair turned out this awesome silver color, lighter than her skin:
I over-fixed this photo and almost completely lost the image. I up’d the exposure on the computer:
this one was a bit over-exposed I think and low contrast, so it got a bit of digital work too: