Historical Tintype Photographic Process

July 20 - July 21


This is a 2-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.

Historical Tintype Photographic Process

Historical Tintype Photographic Process

Dive into the past to explore the world of wet plate collodion photography, a process right out of the 1850’s!  In this immersive two-day workshop, participants will learn the secrets of this historic photographic process, exploring the techniques of creating unique tintype photographs.

Ken Miner, a seasoned practitioner with over 10 years of wet plate photography experience, will guide students through the entire process—from preparing plates and chemistry to exposing, developing, and varnishing plates. Participants will gain hands-on experience in creating captivating images using vintage cameras and portable darkroom procedures. The workshop also delves into artistic considerations, exploring the intersection of creativity and craftsmanship in wet plate collodion photography.

Whether you’re a novice or experienced photographer, or have never picked up a camera, this course offers a unique opportunity to expand your skills and contribute to the revival of this historic art form.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $66
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels
  • Course Prerequisites: None required

Price: $438

This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.


Ken Miner, a seasoned practitioner of the wet plate collodion photographic process, brings a wealth of expertise to the MISSA International Summer Arts Program. With a passion for preserving this historic art form, Ken continues the delicate process of creating tintypes and ambrotype images for private clients as well as for gallery exhibition pieces.

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MISSA Course Withdrawal & Refund Policy

All requests for course withdrawals and/or accommodation cancellations must be made through MISSA’s online form. Requests made in person or by phone, text or email will not be accepted.

Refunds and credits are subject to the course withdrawal and accommodation cancellation deadlines and fees outlined below. Please note, no refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Arts Program.

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Course Withdrawal Deadlines

Forms received on or before May 3, 2024 – Pre-paid tuition and material fees will be refunded. A $50 administrative fee applies for each course withdrawal. Material fees will be refunded in full.

Forms received on or before June 14, 2024 – A credit will be issued for pre-paid tuition, less a $50 administration fee per course withdrawal. Pre-paid material fees are not eligible for refund.

Forms received after June 14, 2024 – Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for refund or credit of tuition and material fees.

Tuition credits are issued in the form of a code to be used for registration in future MISSA workshops and/or for on-campus accommodations. Credit codes may be transferred to another person. MISSA credit codes have no cash value and cannot be refunded.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2024 program is completely cancelled (due to COVID restrictions or any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

Accommodation Cancellation Deadlines
On-campus accommodations may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the first day of MISSA and pre-paid accommodation fees will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee. Accommodation cancellations made after the deadline are not eligible for refund.

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If you must withdraw from a course and/or cancel your accommodations due to exceptional circumstances, you may request a refund on the basis of hardship and/or compassionate grounds. All requests must be made in writing using the online form. Approval of such requests may only be made by the MISSA Board of Directors and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.