More tintypes!

tintype portrait

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):
portrait of photographer

Friends posing, with ropework:
tintype portrait

more ropework:
tintype portrait

This one is digitally-lightened, it was underexposed.
tintype portrait

Turns out colored tattoos don’t come out clearly in tintypes. Also I had to reverse this digitally for the type to be legible:
seriously, just don't do it.

reversed for the type (but this is hands down one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken):
tintype portrait

here’s another of my favorite-ever photos. Her blue hair turned out this awesome silver color, lighter than her skin:
tintype portrait

I over-fixed this photo and almost completely lost the image. I up’d the exposure on the computer:
tintype portrait

this one was a bit over-exposed I think and low contrast, so it got a bit of digital work too:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/margaretkilljoy/7653939620

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