I had been admiring it for a couple weeks, so one day he sweetly surprised me by buying me my own tintype session!
Here’s a little video that Cool Hunting made about Photobooth, and the tintype process:
The image displays upside down in the viewfinder, as is the case with many large format cameras.
I ended up having a choice between two shots, because the photographer wanted to test if a fresh batch of chemicals was ready yet or not.
Here’s how the second shot turned out:
On the whole, I’m happy with how it turned out, but I’m interested in going back for a another round!
[Tintype images by Michael Shindler/Photobooth, all others by Tim Riot]