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Portland Tintype Photography Session

art class

Portland Tintype Photography Session

Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
art class

Portland Tintype Photography Session

art class

Portland Tintype Photography Session

Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Hi friends! Welcome to your Portland Tintype Photography Portrait Experience! What we will be doing: Come join us in our studio for a 45 minute portrait session using the large format tintype process! Tintype was invented in 1851 and involves creating film on a large piece of metal (8x10" for this session). We will tell you a little bit about the process, show you some behind the scenes in the dark room and then we'll begin the process of making your portrait! We will help with any styling and last minute hair/makeup help as well as offer a short mindfulness exercise to help you get ready for the portrait! Then, it's time to make the plate! Once the film is created and the plate is sensitized in silver, we'll then make your portrait on the metal plate. Then, you'll get to see the magic of the darkroom, by watching your image turn from a "negative" to a "positive" on the plate. This is the image you will get to take home and display. The plate will last roughly 150 years! We will then send you digital copies to share with your friends and family and on social media, etc, if you'd like! You will receive 1 tintype plate + digital copy. I will walk you through it all, step by step. Great for individuals or couples! All are welcome! Something for everyone!

Your host

Learn more about Kathryn

Kathryn

Hi! I’m Kathryn, a Portland native who loves all things photography, mindfulness, dogs, yoga, &&&! During this experience you will get to have your portrait made on TINTYPE! You will also learn about wet plate collodion (aka tintype)! To me "being a photographer" now means something different than 20 years ago when I started. Photography is no longer about "seeing" the image, but "sensing" it--- Meaning, I use more than just my sight to inform the image. I use every sense to gather information to make an image that as aware and informed as possible. As a certified yoga instructor and mindfulness meditation practitioner, I help you tap into more as well. This helps to create an image of you that is authentic to you. You will receive a one-of-kind large format (8x10") portrait of you, you and a loved one, you and your dog! Let's collaborate

What's included

Food
gf and df local snacks

Where you'll be

Tintype photo sessions will happen in our tiny home studio! We will in a great part of Portland with lots of diversity and things to see! Come join us for a portrait session and learn about the process! Plus, you'll learn more about the great city of Portland through the eyes of a Portland native!

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend. Guest

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Once we connect, we'll go over the specifics of your session. Please have your own transportation to and from our location. Be prepared with appropriate clothing for your session. And come ready to enjoy a day of art, relaxation and fun!

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Kathryn
Portland Tintype Photography Session
New experience
$319/person
New experience
$319/person