FIVE HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO is a Sintra-based studio dedidated the exploration of 19th century photographic techniques.
The studio offers a hands-on experience on wet collodion
portraiture and its development process.
FIVE Historic Photography Studio desined an experience to make you time-travel back to the early ages of photography.
You’ll have your portrait made through one of the oldest photography processes: wet plate collodion and will have the chance to to experience the whole process of development.
This immersive experience will be held at FIVE HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO, which itself is equipped with antique cameras, lenses and furniture, alongside some literature on 19th century Photographic Techniques, all for your edification.
The Studio’s expertise lies in the use of 19th century photography technique Wet Plate Collodion, invented by Frederick Scott Archer in 1851.
This particular technique creates unique images, reminiscent of a distant past. You will have the chance to choose the material in which the portrait will be made - clear glass; black glass or aluminium- and choose from one of 4 different sizes.
Some 19th century clothes and props will be available for the portrait session.
In addition to being an extremely interesting process, you will have the opportunity to follow the hosts to the laboratory/dark-room to experience/see the whole development process. Your portrait will be ready to be delivered in 60 minutes.