The class will be hosted by photographer Jamie Peebles
at his country estate in Weston, MA.

Weston Tintype Workshop
October 16-18, 2015

with France Scully Osterman

This is a three day beginning workshop in the basics of the 1850s wet collodion process used for making unique positive collodion images on metal plates, popularly known as Tintypes or Ferrotypes. Participants will receive individual attention as they learn to make 5 x 7" tintype portraits and still life.

Participants will view antique and contemporary tintypes and Melainotypes from the Scully & Osterman Studio's photograph collection and receive a free instruction manual with formulas, theory
and listing of chemical suppliers. All equipment and supplies are included.

Class limited to 6.

Class: $850   Materials fee: $100

To register:

Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman established Scully & Osterman in 1991. Through extensive primary research and practical application, the Ostermans have evolved as historians and modern masters of a wide variety of historic (alternative) photography, most notably, the wet-plate collodion process.

The current artistic revival of collodion photography is a direct result of their influence. They were the leaders in exhibiting and publishing their work as artists in the early 1990s, openly sharing their knowledge through lectures, publications, workshops and tutorials. Photograph conservators, collectors, museum curators and the most advanced collodion photographers turn to the Ostermans when they have collodion-related questions.

Located in Rochester, NY, Mark Osterman is Photographic Process Historian at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film. Mark's unique series of workshops chronicling the evolution of photography are now open to the public. These workshops tap the extensive resources of the Eastman House collection, including period publications, inspection of vintage masterworks and equipment from the archives.

France Scully Osterman is an artist and educator. She and works and teaches in their skylight studio, and gives lectures and workshops at universities and museums in the U.S. and internationally.

The Ostermans are both represented by Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC and Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ.

Some of the photographic processes we research and use:

- heliographs - physautotypes - daguerreotypes - calotypes - bayard direct positives - albumen-on-glass negatives & lantern slides - ambrotypes & tintypes - wet-plate collodion negatives, dry-plate collodion negatives, preserved collodion negatives - gelatin glass negatives - photogenic drawings - salted paper prints - albumen prints - platinum and palladium prints - carbon - gum bichromate - collodion printing-out paper - gelatin chloride printing-out paper- gelatin developing-out paper- "whey" developing-out prints - solar enlargements...

Unless otherwise indicated, all images and text on this website are © Scully & Osterman, and may not be used without permission.

Updated Sept 2014