Pinhole cameras

This two hour workshop combines elements of the 'When film was King' and 'No Mirror, no Lens' workshops.

In some ways this takes us back to the earliest days of photography, but in in an important way, much further back in time than that.

The very first cameras (called camera obscuras) did not use film at all, but were devices for projecting images to aid painting and drawing.

The earliest negative-positive films were not enlarged at all. The final positive print was the same size as the negative that came out of the camera.

So this workshop combines a very simple pinhole camera with contact printing to produce final prints from negatives made from photographic paper.

Very simple, yet an effective way to understand how traditional processes work.