How to make a tintype with a Hasselblad camera

The Hasselblad, what a beautiful camera!  Below is my Hasselblad and Zeiss lens, a powerful analog machine of fine metal, glass and craftsmanship. 

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Modifying a polaroid back to create tintypes is a very simple process.  You simply need to glue a few strips of plastic into your polaroid holder to hold your metal plate.  I used a little too much gorilla glue on the polaroid back below, but it functions and that is the important piece!

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Paired with the Hasselblad and Polaroid back above, I am able to create some very unique miniature tintype portraits. Here I am speaking to a collector's group for MOPA San Diego about the tintype process and using unconventional techniques to modify cameras and create tintypes. 

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Jennifer Jansen
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