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    Is this a tintype

    I've done a lot of tintypes, and this looks like a tintype, but a bit too perfect. So what is it? Portrait was shot by Robert Maxwell. If not tintype, is there another way to achieve this look through any other alternative process, papers, developing, etc?
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    Assuming this article is about the same Robert Maxwell I wouldn't be surprised if that is a tintype. According to the article he does use the ambrotype process.

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    If you've done tintypes you know "the look" better than me. But it seems strange to me that the example should be a tintype. It doesn't have the colourblind tonality of the tintype. It looks like a silver gelatin print, with the light and makeup doing the job.

    Apart from a normal silver print, I don't really know how to achieve this look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerevan View Post
    It doesn't have the colourblind tonality of the tintype. It looks like a silver gelatin print, with the light and makeup doing the job.
    Agreed.

    But Natalie Portman... sheeeesh!
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    Adobe Tintype. ;-)

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    I have no idea what that is but no reason someone couldn't coat a plate with a pancro emulsion. This one does look very smooth, hard to tell without looking at the actual object, if such an object does exist and it isn't as Wayne says Adobe Tintype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    Adobe Tintype. ;-)
    So you get some tin, and some clay, and some water, and...straw?
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    i don't know ... some of bill schwab and kerik's are every bit as smooth and beautiful as this ..
    this could be as suggested, a tintype ..

    have you contacted the maker ?

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    Someone suggested it might be a positive (film) printed onto a collodion plate. I thought that too, but its really too perfect.... I'm going mental with this. (its not that silly photoshop gimmick action). are there silver gelatin processes that match this?

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