Glens Falls Art, LLC

Mobile Tintype Studio in Glens Falls, NY.

Tintype Tuesday
Glens Falls Art produces Tintype Art Talks, for schools and various organizations. Watch a live demonstration, ask questions and learn about the history of the Wetplate Collodion process
Wear your finest or craziest during your wet plate collodion portrait session! Your heirloom piece can be passed down through the generations. Pick a date from the calendar and reserve.
The timeless gift of an heirloom tintype portrait session make a unique wedding present for the happy couple, for members of your wedding party or a one-of-a-kind gift for many reasons!

Look for Glens Falls Art® in Glens Falls City Park when Saratoga Race track is closed on

Glens Falls Art, having outfitted the photography studio for the purpose of taking TINTYPES respectfully informs the citizens of Glens Falls and neighboring towns that we are ready to take LIKENESSES of all who may favor us with their patronage. All those wishing an extraordinary likeness of themselves or their friends that will stand the test of time would do well to call soon. We are confident that neither the Pictures, Process, nor Price will fail to suit.

The Wet Plate Collodion process was invented by English artist Frederick Scott Archer in 1851 and lasted through the late 1800’s. Wet Plate refers to the fact that the metal or glass plate must be exposed and processed before becoming dry. The image you will receive is created the same way photographers like Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner would have used during the Civil War.

Wet Plate images are painstakingly created on metal (Tintypes) or glass (Ambrotypes) using a sometimes unpredictable and fascinatingly slow process. During your photo session you can enjoy parts watching your image being created. Tintypes are one of a kind heirloom pieces that can be passed down through the generations. Collodion portraits from 150 years ago are still viewable today.
Wear you finest or your craziest! Text may not be the best idea as it will be rendered horizontally backwards. Contrasting tones work well.
Colors are recorded differently than traditional black and white. Those at the blue end of the spectrum will record light. Colors toward the red end of the spectrum will record darker. Because skin pigments are not the same skin tones can translate and then appear differently from what you might expect. Tattoos may disappear.
Cost for 1/4 plate (3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ )- $60. Duplicates of the same ‘set up’ are an additional $45. Price includes a social media version of the scanned plate.
30-45 minutes. Your plate will be varnished and ready for pick up 72 hours after the session. Every Tintype is different. Retakes are at the discretion of the photographer unless there is a processing error that makes the plate unusable.

Traveling Tintype Studio | WATCH THE VIDEO!

Experience Glens Falls Art!

  • Tintype Art Talks. Art, meet History. Travel back in time as you hear about the unique history of photographic arts. Watch the process and learn how truly special it was to see and hold a family photo for the very first time.
  • Mobile Wet Plate Portrait Studio. Meet Glens Falls Art in City Park, at an event or reserve your special session time online. Our studio spans a 20 mile radius around Glens falls, NY. Experience what made a photograph so special during your own portrait session.
  • Shop and Make a Reservation Online, Anytime! Admire and purchase artwork from The Glens Falls Art gallery. You’ll find many unique gifts that fit any budget. We ship anywhere!
  • Reproduction Daguerreotype/Tintype Case Handmade by Craig Murphy. Display and Protect your heirloom wetplate image. These special keepsake holders are made by only a handful of artists in the world.

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Here’s What Some Of Our Customers Have To Say

We love Glens Falls Art! Outstanding portrait studio! – Sherri

Wonderful case and tintype portrait! Thank You!
David, Saratoga, N.Y
You do amazing work. I highly recommended the studio!
Joy, Glens Falls, N.Y.
It was a great time. I loved it and loved seeing the tintype in action.
Karen, Troy, N.Y.