Recently, Tim got a tintype portrait from the kind folks at Photobooth as part of a team building day with his work.

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]

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  1. […] I was interested in playing with the new hipstamatic tintype lens– having gotten a real one at Photobooth a few months back. I had heard that this lens used the iPhone’s facial recognition […]

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June 6th, 2012


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