Ambrotype Portraits

Ambrotype is a unique form of photography that is taken on glass that is still practiced at Sherbrooke Village

About this experience

Ambrotype is made by coating a glass plate with an iodized collodion emulsion. It is then immersed in a silver nitrate bath rendering the plate sensitive to light. Aided by a headrest, the subject must hold still for the duration of the exposure, which ranges from 10 to 40 seconds depending on weather and light conditions. After exposing the plate, the developer is poured on the plate in the darkroom and in about two minutes a permanent metallic silver image appears on the glass. 

Visitors to the Sherbrooke studio are able to don period dress and have their portrait taken in this magical 19th Century Process. 

Ambrotype photographers can only take a photo of up to 3 visitor. 

One Person in Photo 5 x 7 matte cost $ 79.95 tax included

Two Persons in Photo 5 X 7 matte cost $ 89.95 tax included

Three Persons in Photo 5 X 7 matte cost $ 99.95 tax included

When you arrive at our Visitors Reception Centre let the interpreter know you have an appointment and they will let the Ambrotype photographer know you have arrived. 

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations made less than 2 hours prior will be non-refundable, Participants will be notified 24 hours in advance if photo session is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. 

We will be following all COVID-19 restrictions.




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