Making a Civil War Tintype Photo using Civil War era equipment and processes
World renowned photographer Rob Gibson is a master of the photographic process used during the American Civil War. He and his work have appeared in numerous television productions and motion pictures. His demonstrations have been featured at the Smithsonian and The White House Press Corps.
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This video follows photographer Rob Gibson through the steps of creating a tintype photo, using Civil War era equipment and processes.
NATURAL SKYLIGHT STUDIO
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Rob Gibson and his wife, Dee, invite you to sit under the studio skylight and have your tintype or glass plate photograph made with the same process used during the 1860s.
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|Rob Gibson's original Anthony camera with Dallmeyer portrait lense. It originally cost $540 in the 1860s.|
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The camera lens he uses is authentic, belonging previously to a Civil War photographer named Walzl and may well have photographed Jefferson Davis, John Mosby, and the Confederate capital. Gibson's methods are authentic and true to the art as well.
"We try to make the entire process as authentic as possible... we are sticklers for authenticity."saids Gibson
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