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Pinhole Cameras. Cardboard or magic?. Beginning Photography Ms. Schou Lynnwood High School. A brief history. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Pinhole Cameras

    Beginning PhotographyMs. SchouLynnwood High SchoolCardboard or magic?

  • A brief historyEuclid demonstrated the image-forming possibilities of the pinhole in 300 B.C. In the 16th century, Leonardo da Vinci is credited with giving a description of the pinhole camera more or less as we think of it today. Pinhole photography provides an inexpensive means to introduce people of all ages to the principles of photography. It's a hands-on experience where people learn by doing rather than listening to long theories and less than inspiring explanations.

  • What I think of pinhole photography, by Dave Clarridge:

    What I love about pinhole photography is that it is MAGICAL. Without all the expensive gadgetry I am able to capture what I feel, more than what I see. One never knows exactly what you're going to get with a pinhole camera until the paper is developed. And what appears is something only a pinhole camera can see. It's as though a parallel universe is opened up to us. Whenever people see my pinhole photographs the standard reaction is "You took that with a pinhole camera? Wow!" And, "I don't understand how that can work? There's no lens."

  • What is it?Lensless photography. A tiny hole replaces the lens. Light passes through the hole; an image is formed in the camera. Basically a pinhole camera is a box, with a tiny hole at one end and film or photographic paper at the other.

    Pinhole cameras are used for fun, for art and for science. Designing and building the cameras are great fun. Making images with cameras you have made yourself is a great pleasure, too.. Some of the images could not have been produced with a lens.

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  • Now it is your turnWork with a partner at your tableFollow the instructions providedWhile making your cameras, I will take small groups into the darkroom and explain how we will process our paperI will demonstrate making a photogramEach team will make one cameraTake your time!

  • Whats after the pinhole camera?We will have a critique of our images (pinhole and photoram)Then you will take your first roll of 35mm black and white film (I will provide the roll of 24 exposures for you)Your assignment will be to take roll of TEXTURE Look around for different or unusual texture, caused by and objects surface and/or the light that falls on it Try to take photos that no one else in the class will takeIf you start shooting with your own film, use 400 ASA black and white only

    HAVE FUN AND BE CREATIVE!!!!!!!!

    I will give you an official assignment sheet later on along with a more detailed lesson and some examples

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