Pinhole Cameras

To celebrate World Photography Day (19 August), join us at Lauriston Castle on 18th August for a special workshop exploring pinhole cameras!

Pinhole Cameras

About Pinhole Cameras

Either 10am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 4pm.

To celebrate World Photography Day (19 August), join us for a special workshop exploring pinhole cameras. Back to basics workshop where you will experiment with pinhole cameras made from whisky tubes and card. We all spend so much time staring at screens and consuming digital images, for this workshop we will be slowing right down. We will learn about the basics of pinhole photography followed by the magical chemical process of developing black and white prints in a darkroom. No experience is necessary. All materials provided, but if you have a cardboard whisky tube box with lid, bring it! We will be working outdoors for some of the time. With artist Kit Martin.

A break and snacks are provided!

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Pinhole Cameras are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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