This is a fun session in which participants will make thier own pinhole cameras to take away, as well as learn the basics of pinhole photography. It also serves as an introduction to apertures, shutterspeeds and basic darkroom development principles.
*if you are working off-campus you will need a light tight room, chemicals, trays and red lights
An introductory brief & Presentation (below) for participants to outline the ideas and provide examples
A booked room to critique participants work
Blue tack to pin the work
* Access to Scanners, Printers etc if you are planning on inversing and printing the work
Costings and Risk Assessments
presentation ideas: Down the Rabbit (pin)hole:
Make sure you have all of the required materials.
Make sure you have booked the darkrooms if you are working on campus.
Have some 5×7 Pinhole work ready in a box to demonstrate development
If you are printing digitally in the Photo Lab – make sure they know when these images will be sent and when you need them back by.
Suggested Session Outline:
Ask participants what they think the characteristics of photography are. (e.g. light, time, fixed, reproduction) Are these specific to certain ‘types’ of photograph? Is the word ‘photographies’ more appropriate?
Deliver presentation / brief and encourage discussion and debate
Show Pinhole camera
In small groups – make Pinhole Camera
Have some 5×7 Pinhole sheets ready to demonstrate development
Explore Pinhole cameras / develop
*Scan and inverse Pinhole work into positives. Print analogue or digital.