6. Vintage Tintypes Transfer

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The reaction I’ve been seeing to this process is amazing. When I was at the latest EG Conference, we had an assembly line set up to do portraits and transfers for the attendees. The smiles and laughter as folks dressed up for their portraits was matched only by the delight as they saw their final works (see the display of images just after the Table of Contents). This is an ideal process for images that might have imperfections, as those imperfections tend to disappear into the substrate. The image I’m using in this section is one of my dad from the 1950s taken in a photo booth—it has perfect tonality for the plate ...

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