Saturday, January 5, 2013

Stepping Back In Time - Tintype Photography

Photos Courtesy of Rob Gibson

Before the Digital Camera, the Polaroid, the 35 mm camera, the Brownie or other  box cameras, going back all the way to the Civil War there was Tintype photography. 
On Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM , the Alpine Township Historical Committee is hosting a program on Tintype photography at it's Museum located at 2408 7 Mile Rd NW.
The presentation will be given by Greg Bliss from Coopersville. Admission is open to the public and free. Refreshments will be served. Donations accepted.

Greg Bliss started learning photography 45 years ago when his parents bought him a camera and it has been an inspiration ever since. His creativity and challenges continue. Most of his art is black and white and film based. He still uses large format wooden cameras to produce his best work. Three years ago he developed an interest in the history of photography and where it all started, he began to learn the process of tintype/wet plate photography. It continues to be a learning process. His work has been displayed at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (during festival), Reeds Lake Art Festival, Art on the Grand, The former GVA Art Gallery and at many more smaller venues from coffee shops to a church.

Come and learn and view a demonstration  on Sunday, January 20 at the Museum.  Check for inclimate weather.

Greg Bliss

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