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    Where should I begin? Interested in LF/Tintypes

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Where should I begin? Interested in LF/Tintypes

    www.collodion.com

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    Re: Where should I begin? Interested in LF/Tintypes

    That was my primary motivation when I got started a few years ago. If you want to go headlong into it, I highly recommend John Coffer's "Doer's Guide", although I see the prices have gone up recently. Or, as most do (and for good reason!), you can start by sourcing a 4x5 camera, lens, tripod, film, trays, chemicals, &c. It's a wonderful journey and will teach you to actually use a large format camera before you start shooting plates, by which time the camera workflow should be mostly transparent.

    Be aware that while this is doable on a budget, money will make things easier. I hope for your sake you've got more than I do.

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    Re: Where should I begin? Interested in LF/Tintypes

    Quote Originally Posted by Compact Diss View Post
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    Buy and read a how to guide. All questions will be answered. Then come back here and tell us how you are doing.

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    Re: Where should I begin? Interested in LF/Tintypes

    Find a workshop ... nothing better than seeing it demonstrated ... such as LINK

    If you can't swing that, try contacting Bostic and Sullivan ... They used to offer a converted Kodak folder for tintypes in kit form ... With instructions ... They might still be able to do that ... or at least send you the instructions.

    Good luck ... and, don't give up.

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    Re: Where should I begin? Interested in LF/Tintypes

    Thanks for the sharing.

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    Re: Where should I begin? Interested in LF/Tintypes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Graves View Post
    Find a workshop...
    What Jim said!
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