a tintype from Ginger Berry

a tintype from Ginger Berry

Photographer Victoria Will’s tintype pictures of celebrities made a splash at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Of course, our neighborhood already is on top of the vintage photography trend.

Artists Frank Lopez and Ginger Berry brought their “tintype dailies” portrait sessions to Oil & Cotton last year.

Now you can learn to produce your own tintypes. Berry teaches a five-hour class Saturday, March 15, on wet-plate collodion and tintype. The goal is for each student to leave with at least four completed images. The class costs $130 per person, and advance registration is encouraged.

On Saturday, March 22, Ashlae Shepler teaches pin-hole photography. Students will build cameras and print photos.

And then on April 12, Laura Barth Turner teaches cyanotypes. This isn’t a photography class, but it does involve vintage photo processing techniques.