Pinhole camera

Pinhole Camera Workshop:


“A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens but with a tiny aperture, a pinhole – effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through the aperture and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box, which is known as the camera obscura effect.” – Wikipedia


Imagine an ordinary can, a shoe box or a box of matches. Imagine taking photographs with them through a tiny hole instead of your high technology camera or phone. Like a mad scientist, you will try to push the boundaries of analogue chemical photography past their breaking point. This workshop is more about the process of photography than the outcome, and failure is certainly a possibility.  But the satisfaction of capturing pictures inside a perversely simple device is more than worth the effort!

During the course will talk about the following subjects:

– Making pinholes
– Creating pinhole cameras (types and materials)
– Photo film or paper
– Getting the right exposure (calculations)
– Possibilities with pinhole photography

You are welcome to bring along any hollow not transparent object, what you want to convert to a pinhole camera.

The workshop takes place at the Factory Studios in Bournemouth.

The workshops can accommodate 4 participants (aged 14 or above) at the same time.

Price: £100/person (including materials)

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