The Pinhole Workshop is a magical and creative exploration of the most basic form of photography. In this workshop you build your own camera from scratch, expose a number of films and print them in a traditional darkroom.
An ordinary biscuit tin is converted into a pinhole camera by painting the inside matt black and by making a tiny pinhole. Large sheets of Black & White film is loaded into the biscuit tin and exposed for a short duration of time in bright sunlight. The film is then processed in the darkroom, and positive images are printed on B&W paper. Since the pinhole camera has no viewfinder you have to guess what the camera sees, and fascinating images are captured as the cylindrical shape of the tin results in bent and curved horizons. A highlight of this workshop is working in a traditional darkroom, and you will process and print all of your own pinhole photographs.
No photography experience is required, and all ages from 14 and upwards are welcome to enroll. All materials included in the fee price. We have successfully hosted this educational workshop at a number of schools including Roedean, St. John’s and St. Mary’s. If you are a schoolteacher, and interested in hosting this pinhole workshop at your school, please contact us as we offer special educational rates.
Duration: Full Day
Time: 8-30am to 3-30pm
Class Size: Max 8