We can arrange a visit to include the following: 


  • A private tour of our facilities including; workshop areas, darkrooms, lens collections, library of rare photographic manuals and tintype portrait studio with Executive Director, Geoffrey Berliner. 
  • History and Mission of Penumbra Foundation. 
  • A hands-on look at period authentic cameras and lenses with a short lesson in history and use. 
  • A first hand look at rare process examples. 
  • Interactive demonstration of the wet plate process. 
  • Geoffrey will take 1-2 tintype portraits of participating students. 
  • The students/school will receive high resolution scans of each tintype. 
  • Q&A segment with Geoffrey Berliner. 

Cost is $750 for a group demonstration/tour. We can accommodate roughly 25 guests at a time. A minimum of two weeks notice is required to date requesting. Tour and demonstrations last about 2.5/3 hours.