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Every Old West Tintype

I was in Enid Oklahoma (US) over the Thanksgiving holiday. It is the home of Simpson's Old Time Museum ( https://www.skeletoncreekproductions.com ) which is 90,000 sq feet of astounding early western items of all types. They have movie set quality rooms like a tavern, doctors office, chapel, bank and more. The owner, Rick Simpson, has a million stories to tell and is featured in a number of western action films produced by their company. I researched old western tintype photos and tried to reproduce the effect here. Links to tutorials and resources are below the photos.

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Shooting with a 130 year old camera - Tintype photography with the Rochester Optical Premo B

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Another gem of a local museum. They are all over the world tucked in cities and towns. When you travel always search maps for local museums. Start by searching for the phrase "local museums" and add the city/state/region like this, "local museums atlanta ga."

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Rick Simpson

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Inspiration - as photographers and creative artists we're always looking to get innovative shots and capture that moment in time. Some of us look to the world and others look within for fresh and new ideas, but there's an untapped resource that we'd like Framers to pay attention to this week. The work and styles of our fellow photographers, especially those who have been recognized for their talent and style by the world at large. We want you to be Inspired By A Photographer. For all that we learn by ourselves, a great deal of knowledge and ideas can be acquired by observing the work of masters in their field. We recommend you look at the work of the early masters as well those who were well known for their modern and post-modern take on photography. At the same time, if you know someone - a mentor or fellow Framer whose work you admire and whose style has helped raise your game, feel free to show us how you came to be inspired by them too. Photographers who inspire us aren't necessarily locked into particular types of photography and neither should you - architecture, portraiture, street, documentary, nature and wildlife, abstract and surreal - look at the genres that appeal to you. We're asking you to be inspired by these teachers of the art, which means you might choose to shoot in a similar color palette or artistic style as they would. Others are known for certain unique compositional characteristics which you could apply to your idea of a shot. One final thing - we're a global community and we'd love to see your take on photographers who have been an inspiration to you from all parts of the world, not just the Western Hemisphere. Let's learn from the best and get better at our art. “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants” - Sir Isaac Newton, 1675

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