****SOLD OUT*****TINTYPE PORTRAIT SESSIONS November 16th & 17th 2019!!!!!

We are so excited to have Sara from Revelry Tintype back with us for another portrait series! Last time she was here we sold out so quickly. This time, we decided to host TWO FULL DAYS!



"Unlikely Professionals"
212 E Franklin St.
Raleigh, NC 27604

(Directly across the street from Edge of Urge in the old Oak City Cycles spot. DO NOT PARK IN THE PERSON STREET PLAZA PARKING LOT.)


Saturday, November 16, 2019: 11AM - 6PM
Sunday, November 17, 2019: 11AM - 6PM


A tintype is a photograph created with the wet-plate collodion process which dates back to 1851. Historically made on tin, which has been black japanned, most tintypes that are made in present day are actually aluminum. Collodion, which is often referred to as an emulsion, is actually a colloidal suspension, is flowed on the plate’s surface. The plate is then placed in a tank with a silver nitrate solution to become sensitive to light. Once it has become sensitized, and while the plate is still wet, it is exposed to light, either natural or artificial. Then the plate is brought back into the red light safe dark room to be developed and processed immediately. The plate’s development process is stopped by rinsing the image with water. After development has been stopped the plate can be brought out into the light. It is placed in a solution that fixes the image and makes the image appear as a direct positive. After each plate is washed and dried, it is coated with a protective layer of varnish and ready to send off to its new home. While the process is fairly lengthy in comparison to modern photography, each image taking 15-20 minutes to create, and a one-shot deal, the results are awe inspiring and well worth the wait.

Here are a couple of portraits from her last visit!



Do not park in Person St Plaza lot! There is free street parking on Franklin Street and Person Street. The lot owner has ramped up enforcement recently and you WILL be ticketed or towed.