A tintype, also known as amelainotypeor ferrotype, is aphotographmade by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of ironcoated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for thephotographic emulsion. 

Because the lacquered iron support (there is no actual tin used) was resilient and did not need drying, a tintype could be developed and fixed and handed to the customer only a few minutes after the picture had been taken.

One or more hardy, lightweight, thin tintypes could be carried conveniently in a jacket pocket. They became very popular in the United States during the American Civil War

How to Start a Mobile Photo Business

Things You'll Need

·                                 Camera
·                                 Lighting
·                                 Equipment bags
·                                 Backdrops
·                                 Transportation
·                                 Computer
·                                 Photo manipulation software
·                                 Business cards

·                                 Portfolio website

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The modern tintype process

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One largely overlooked related activity which has many possibilities for profit and enjoyment that MOTHER's readers might explore is the restoration of old cameras, and camera repair in general. This work can (I believe) be learned by almost anyone. My own camera repair course is advertised in MOTHER and in several large photography magazines.