Tintypes of the 2017 Eclipse

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Tintypes of the 2017 Eclipse

 

Camera was set up on East 30th street between Madison and Fifth Avenue, literally down the block from Alfred Stieglitz's 291 Gallery which stood on the corner of Fifth Ave. and 30th street. I think he would've enjoyed the spectacle!

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Equipment Details: Camera used was a 1970's 8x10 Deardorff which was purchased new by Penumbra's co-founder Eric Taubman. It was used with the original 4x5 reduction back. Lens used was an 1856 CC Harrison New York Orthoscope Serial # 5330, based on Joseph Petzval's original landscape Petzval formula. Focal length approx. 25" at f/11. This lens was of the wet plate period and would have been the type used for an eclipse in the mid-nineteenth century. The shutter used was a Noblex Electronic shutter designed to be used with a 20x24" Lotus camera. Various exposures for bracketing were used from 1/8 sec to 1/125 sec. One plate was shot at f/25 and one at f/50, both at 1/125 sec. Tripod was a Ries with a Manfrotto heavy duty head. Deardorff extension back was used to limit how far the bellows would be racked out to maintain stability. Shot on 4x5 trophy tin with a Chamonix 4x5 wet plate holder. 

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Summer Rooftop Fundraiser

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Summer Rooftop Fundraiser

Join us Thursday, July 27th from 6-10 PM for a summer evening on our rooftop. Our bar will be serving light fare and refreshments, and at the end of the evening there will be a raffle drawing.

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Jazz Age Lawn Party, June 2017

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Jazz Age Lawn Party, June 2017

Last weekend marked our 4th year capturing tintypes at the Jazz Age Lawn Party. The event takes over the heart of New York City's harbor on Governor's Island, where spirited old souls come together to relive the zeitgeist of the 1920's & 30's. Travel back in time with us through some of our favorite images!

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Fall Artist Series 2016

Our Fall Artist Series featuring all female artists concluded last week and we have compiled a selection of photos from the lectures.

Eileen Quinlan
Aspen Mays
An-My Lê
Sarah Palmer
Meghann Riepenhoff
Suné Woods
Milagros de la Torre 

2017 Artist Series to be announced...

Pictures © Sam Dole

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PORTFOLIO REVIEW WITH DAN ESTABROOK

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PORTFOLIO REVIEW WITH DAN ESTABROOK

PORTFOLIO REVIEW WITH DAN ESTABROOK

PENUMBRA FOUNDATION OPEN HOUSE

OCTOBER 20TH 

6-9PM

DAN ESTABROOK has been making contemporary art for over twenty years using a variety of 19th-century photographic techniques, including calotype negatives, salt prints, gum bichromate and carbon. He balances his interests in photography with forays into sculpture, painting and drawing. Dan has exhibited widely and has received several awards, including an Artist's Fellowship from the NEA in 1994. He is also the subject of a documentary film by Anthropy Arts. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. danestabrook.com

 

 

Note: This event is free but registration is required. Participants will see credit card fields at checkout. They can leave these blank and click Submit to complete the registration.

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5 Days of Alternative Process - August 2016

August 15-19th we ran our second ever '5 Days of Alt Process' workshop with Morgan Post! Students learnt the cyanotype, albumen, collodial chloride, kallitype and platinum/palladium printing processes and had some beautiful results by the end of the week. 

All pictures in this gallery were taken by ©Chad Lundquist

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Penumbra Rooftop BBQ

We have had overwhelming support in the past year, and would love to share our gratitude with friends, old and new. Our studio spaces will be open all night, free for you to explore.  The raffle features prizes from Camera Doctor, Brooklyn Film Camera, Lomography and our own Penumbra Tintype Studio with more to be announced! We hope you will join us for a night of celebration!


We have had overwhelming support in the past year, and would love to share our gratitude with friends, old and new.

Our studio spaces will be open all night, free for you to explore. 
The raffle features prizes from Camera Doctor, Brooklyn Film Camera, Lomography and our own Penumbra Tintype Studio with more to be announced!

We hope you will join us for a night of celebration!

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Jazz Age Lawn Party June 11-12, 2016

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Jazz Age Lawn Party June 11-12, 2016

We're excited to share this album of tintypes from the June 2016 Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor's Island. This year we offered two formats to choose from (4x5 and 5x7), and we can't wait to do it again in August!

Penumbra Team photographed by Walter Wlodarczyk. Tintypes shot by Jolene Lupo & Olivia Perez.

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Daguerreotype Workshop with Mike Robinson

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Daguerreotype Workshop with Mike Robinson

Photos from this past weekend's Daguerreotype Workshop.

Photos Courtesy of Sam Dole

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5 Days of Alternative Process

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5 Days of Alternative Process

August 17-21, 2015 Marked our first ever five day workshop. Each day students learned a new process. We thought we would share some photos captured during that week!

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