Tintype Portraits with Lisa Elmaleh

Receive a tintype portrait in a personal 45-minute session with photographer Lisa Elmaleh.

This event was held December 9, 2019. Click here to see what events are happening now!

Join acclaimed wet plate photographer Lisa Elmaleh in a private 45-minute portrait session and receive a 4×5 or 8×10 tintype portrait taken by her and her large format camera.

This is truly a unique experience to share with friends and family. Learn how wet plate collodion works, create a memorable portrait outside in natural light with Lisa, and watch your photograph develop in the DCP darkroom. These portraits make perfect one-of-a-kind gifts and family heirlooms that can be passed down from generation to generation.


You can either purchase a 4X5 portrait for $200 or upgrade to a 8×10 for an additional $100. If you would like to upgrade, please add both the time slot session and the upgrade ticket to your cart.

Lisa will also be giving a talk as part of the DCP Speaker Series, co-hosted with Texas Photographic Society. For more information, please visit the event page.

Interested in learning more about the wet plate collodion process? Register for Lisa’s 2-day Introduction to Wet Plate workshop.

  • Register for a specific time slot to receive a 4×5 portrait for $200. If you would like to upgrade to a 8×10 plate for an additional $100, add the upgrade ticket to your cart before you check out.
  • A limited number of DCP members can receive a discount on a session.  Please email info@dallascenterforphotography.org for more information.
  • There is no limit to the amount of people that can sit for the portrait. No pets please.

This workshop has special terms and conditions that supplement and/or replace the general terms found elsewhere on the DCP website.

If you cancel more than 5 days before the portrait session begins then we’ll refund any payments made minus a 10% processing fee. If you cancel less than 5 days before the start date of the session you will forfeit 100% of the total session fee. If you can’t attend you are welcome to send someone in your place.

Lisa Elmaleh

Lisa Elmaleh’s work is a photographic exploration of rural America. Elmaleh is an analog photographer living in Paw Paw, West Virginia.  She is a traveling educator, often teaching wet plate collodion workshops out of the back of her truck for various workshops across America. Elmaleh’s Everglades work was published as a monograph (Everglades) in 2016.

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