DIY Digital Pinhole Photography Workshop | October

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DIY Digital Pinhole Photography Workshop

Date  |  Sunday October 29, 2017

Time  |  10AM – 3PM with a 30-minute break for lunch

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1070 Bannock Denver CO 80204

Cost  |  $160 Non-Member   $145 Members

Instructor  |  Ashlae Shepler

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

This is a full-day workshop that will teach participants how to build a digital pinhole camera, learn about exposure, and experiment with props, lighting techniques, and models to create one-of-a-kind photographic images. Inspired by tableau paintings, this is a fun, interactive workshop where students also serve as models for their fellow classmates and discover ways to exaggerate a narrative through pinhole photographs.

After building cameras and practicing exposures, students spend the afternoon reviewing historical and contemporary artists using pinhole photography, discussing compositions, and brainstorming ways to arrange scenes that work best, or playfully distort, pinhole images. Demonstrations will include natural lighting techniques, and group activities will explore tableau-style scenes to photograph with their pinhole camera.

Materials Needed:

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