Tintype Portrait Workshop
with France Scully Osterman

at the f295 Symposium
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 30-31, 2015


Photographers and artists wishing to create tintypes for their fine art photography will enjoy this two-day class making unique 5″ x 7″ collodion portraits on metal plates.

The class will begin with a look at 19th c. and contemporary work and discuss how their choice of lens, exposure, development and lighting effect the final image. Participants will then receive hands-on experience making unique collodion self-portraits using a period camera. The Scully & Osterman manual is included.



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Private tutorials
in the Scully and Osterman Studio

Scheduling for
Spring & Summer 2015

Now available:

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Custom designed private classes in the Scully & Osterman studio are offered year-round at reasonable prices


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