Keith & Melissa Photographers
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Wedding and Portrait Photography Blog

Keith & Melissa are husband and wife wedding & portrait photographers located in Phoenix. Known for our candid, documentary photo journalistic style approach to capturing a wedding story.

First of many

Hi All,Here is the first photo of the next year. collodion bridal still life

This is a tintype shot on black trophy aluminum. For those that are not aware of the process, it is the same one (except the metal substrate is different) that was used during the civil war years here in the U.S. The defects are not added in photoshop, they are part of the actual plate. The process makes each exposure as unique as a finger print. That is one of the beautiful parts of it.The look can not be duplicated in photoshop. I have seen many attempts, some looking pretty good, but none exactly like the real thing. It is not for everyone but then again nothing ever is. That is the wonderful, universal truth about all art. As always, I welcome and appreciate ALL coments.