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Wet Plate Collodion Portrait Session with Image

Leichhardt, Sydney - Show on map
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For 1 person
$275 each
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Highlights

  • Experience how portraits were made during the Victorian era
  • Sydney’s Premier Wet Plate Portrait Studio
  • Leave with a unique and original hand-made portrait

Experience how portraits were made during the Victorian era at Sydneys Premier Wet Plate Portrait Studio. Have your portrait taken and be invited into the darkroom to observe this historical 160 year old photographic process unfold. Leave with a unique 5x7 tintype guaranteed to last for generations.

What's Included?

  • Two hour portrait session using the wet plate collodion process
  • 5x7 tintype of your image
  • Complimentary digital file of the image
  • Be invited into the darkroom to observe this historical process unfold

This boutique photographic studio is bringing back the historic practice of wet plate collodion portraiture. In a two hour session, your image will be captured onto a sheet of 5x7 aluminium plate using techniques and equipment developed during the Victorian era. Being invited into the darkroom to observe this historical photographic process is memorable and watching the image appear on the plate surface is mesmerising. At the end of a session, you will leave with a unique and original hand-made tintype portraying a timeless beauty and character seldom seen in today's digital world along with a complimentary digital file of the image.

Session Length

  • This experience is two hours in duration. If you wish to take the plate home with you on the same day, allow an another 45 minutes for drying, scanning and varnishing
  • Opening hours: 10:30am-5pm Monday to Friday, and 11am-6pm on Saturdays
  • Not open Sundays and publics holidays

Restrictions

Not recommended for people who suffer from Epilepsy

Guidelines

  • Maximum of two people per plate. Individual portraits are recommended
  • Not recommended for people who suffer from Epilepsy
  • No pets are allowed

Cancellation

Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

  • If notice is received 72 hours or more prior to the scheduled portrait session, the participant may reschedule another portrait session
  • If notice is received less then 72 hours prior to the scheduled portrait session the opportunity to reschedule will not be offered
  • In the unlikely event that the portrait session is cancelled, all confirmed participants will be notified immediately and given the opportunity to reschedule

Numbers on the Day

Maximum 2 people per wet plate portrait

Spectators

Family and friends are welcome.

Weather

We shoot hail, rain or shine.

Dress Code

These images will be around for generations to come so dress to impress. Tintypes do not register colour in the same way as a black and white image would. Blues and whites tend to appear almost white while reds appear very dark. Sometimes clothing and skin tones may appear different than expected because of the pigments that make up the colours. Clothing with text or graphics will appear backwards in the final image as the process flips everything horizontally.

Other Info

A portrait session includes one tintype only (unless additional plates are purchased) and a complimentary digital file of the image. Your session does not include retakes unless there are clear issues with the image, such as closed eyes. Retakes are done at the discretion of the photographer.

The studio is located in Leichhardt, Sydney.