A Digital Pinhole Point of View | April

image credit: Mihály Alagi

A Digital Pinhole Point of View

Date  | Saturday April 3, 2021

Time  |  10AM – 6PM with a break for lunch

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1070 Bannock Denver CO 80204

Cost  |  $231 Non-Member   $210 Members + $10 materials fee for all participants

Instructor  |  Ashlae Shepler

Skill Level  |  Open to All Levels – some knowledge/familiarity with camera preferred, but not required

This full-day workshop will teach participants how to create a “low-fi” pinhole camera with any digital camera. Using non-destructive techniques, students will play with exposure and compositions to create unique photographic images.

Inspired by tableau-style lighting setups, this fun, interactive workshop introduces pinhole techniques to create a photographic narrative. Participants will practice visualizing a story with hand-made camera obscuras, and create their own setups to photograph. Over the course of the workshop, we will explore the urban landscape and learn how to work with varying light qualities throughout an entire day. We will discuss how to control digital settings and manipulate images using pinhole aperture, focal length and focal plane to influence exposures and distortion.

Materials Needed:

Participants must supply a digital camera and a way to download images (sync cord or memory card reader). If available, participants should bring an extra body cap to use for their pinhole. A tripod is helpful, but not necessary. Any digital camera will work (camera phones, too!) Cardboard boxes will be available for participants who cannot remove lenses from their cameras.

  • Digital Camera (Camera phones also work)
  • Body Cap
  • Sync Cord or Memory Card reader
  • Tripod (optional)