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Alternative Process: Tintype

This one day workshop is an exciting introduction to the world of antique processes. A cousin to the daguerreotype, tintypes are the younger lightweight photo objects made popular during the American Civil War, which later became ubiquitous in popular culture through their use in traveling carnivals as novelty portraiture. No experience necessary, come and discover the thrill of transforming the modern world into a nostalgic representation. There is a $75.00 pp lab fee*.


*the cost of this course also includes the $75 lab fee for materials

About the instructor: Ronald Cowie

Ron earned his B.S. in Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati and graduated from NESOP in 1998 with concentrations in editorial and advertising photography. Ron’s work has appeared in a variety of publications including Rhode Island Monthly, and his clients include Estée Lauder, Bryant University and Blue Cross Blue Shield. His love of history drives his work in alternative and historical process photography—a subject on which he has taught and guest lectured for years. Ron’s work is widely exhibited. His exhibitions have included Maldeen shown at the Wolfe Gallery in Toledo; Leaving Babylon shown in the Photo-Eye Showcase in Santa Fe; and Place in the Central Gallery in Old Saybrook, CT.

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Please note: NESOP’s evening workshops do not fall under the scope of the school’s accreditation, and so they are not accredited by ACCSC.