TINTYPE SELFIES workshop: Honest Portraits, Historic Methods, June 15 & 16, 11 am – 4 pm

KEN MINER is a fine art photographer based in Colwood. He specializes in the wet collodion photographic method, colloquially called “tintypes.” Ken strives to create visually compelling images with a distinctive narrative unique to analogue methods.

In his words, “I am a facilitator, I bring the camera and person together, what happens during the 20-30 second exposure is between the sitter, the camera, and the plate. So the process does capture the ‘true self’ of the person sitting in front of the lens as they truly have to be with themselves for those moments.”

This workshop will allow participants to take their own selfies, with Ken’s guidance and the provided camera set-up. Ken will also guide participants through developing their tintypes in a mobile darkroom. By the end of the workshop, participants will not only have learned about the tintype process but also have created their unique tintype selfies and blending historical techniques with modern self-expression.

Sessions are $85, and your time slot can be booked by contacting Angela Menzies at