A pinhole camera, is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture, a pinhole – effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side similar to a camera obscura. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box. The film inside the handmade pinhole camera records the image that comes in through the pinhole. The camera records an image of the scene that you point the camera at.
The film is exposed for a long period of time while the camera is held very steadily as the pinhole allows so little light through. The pinhole in a pinhole camera acts as the lens. The pinhole forces every point emitting light in the scene to form a small point on the film, so the image is crisp.
This is a fun and experimental process that is a great introduction to creative photography. With practice, pinhole photography can yield some really beautiful, ethereal images. In a world of instagram filters, why not explore alternative methods of creating images?
This course will include:
• Studio health and safety/best practice
• Assembling/making the pinhole camera and inserting film with assistance
• Specific advice on taking photographs using the pinhole camera
• Time to explore the local area and take photographs using your camera with advice from tutor
All materials are included in the course cost including a roll of film (film processing costs are not).
Isabella Walsh, an experienced artist, printmaker and photographer who is also LP’s studio technician and has a vast knowledge of all things photographic, teaches this course.
Dates: Sunday 11 June
Times: 10.30am to 2pm
Fee: 30 Euro pp (15% discount for students/seniors/those not in f/t work)
Location: Limerick Printmakers, Bridgeland House, 3 Johns Square, Limerick
Booking: +353 (0)61 311806 or email@example.com