Labor day weekend Virginia City Civil War Reenactment

20160902-img_1660For much of the weekend we where busy, talking to people about the history of 19th century photography or taking tintype photo’s. This for the most part confined to us to our camp.one of the habits that I’ve gotten into especially at event’s is taking at least one photo of the camp, typically a few digital ones, and maybe a wet-plate. The wet-plate photo is often often as a test of the light and my chemicals, however this time I completely forgot to do a digital photo lucky Sharon did. I however was able to manage a nice half plate tintype, using the Darlot wide angle on my 5 x 8

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we also were able to work our way up to the C-Street and redo a group portrait in-font of the Virginia City brewery, and made arrangements with Stinky and his mule to come down to our camp for a portrait, of him and his mule… the mule didn’t want to stand still.

At present, I use Zenfolio to manage my various photo’s – it gives me some wonderful options to protect my work, as well as allowing people to purchase prints – for a long time I refused to sell digital copies, I feel it dilutes the control over the images. however I finally gave in and added the option, that allows people to buy a single download. the current license I have set digital only no prints, this I hope will allow me to sell prints. here’s the gallery for  Virginia City

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here’s some of the photo’s Sharon took

 

 

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