Big news! Well, for me it is. I purchased my first medium format camera a few months ago. I did so in the interest of slowing down the photographic process.  Moving from digital to film wasn't slow enough. My main purpose in buying a 4x5 camera was to learn the art of tintype photography. This process was very popular in the 90's; the 1890's. I decided to travel to Portland at the end of the month to learn the Tintype photography process from the one and onl, Ray Bidegain! I will be looking for volunteers who would like to pose for a tintype portrait as I continue to learn the process. If you're interested please email me at iancsmythe@gmail.com  

Don't know what tintype photography is? Here is a great explanation of the tintype process from the guy's at Tested

-Ian