Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day | April

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

Date  |  April 26, 2020

Time  |  10AM – 3PM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204

Cost  |  $40 Non-Member    $36 Member

FAQ  | 

pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture, a pinhole – effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box. (from Wikipedia).

It is completely dark on all the other sides of the box including the side where the point is created. This part is usually painted black, but black boxes are also used for this purpose. There is also a thin screen which looks like a projector sheet, and is put in between the dark side adjacent to the pinhole.

It’s time again for the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day! Liberate yourself from your binary world and connect with analog forms of image making that are the basis of all photographic system. Using the most basic optical devices (light tight containers with really small holes in them) students in this workshop will learn how to expose and develop their pinhole camera images in a traditional B&W darkroom using photographic paper as the capture medium.

Discussion of how to build your own pinhole cameras, how to modify digital cameras to create pinhole images, and even how to 3D print pinhole cameras will be covered in this one day workshop. Emphasis will be on exploring the unique characteristics that only exist with images made with primitive optical devices, such as a pinhole camera. A flatbed scanner will be available for workshop participants to use to bring their analog creations into the digital world to share, alter, and reproduce as desired. All participants will also be encouraged to share their pinhole images with the global community of WPPD participants on the website Be part of a global movement on the last Sunday in April and create your own amazing pinhole photographs along with an international community!

This workshop is appropriate for any level photographer and uses traditional processing chemicals; no experience is required. Wear an apron or shirt that can get wet. This is a family-friendly class, however for general safety, a parent must accompany children under 15 years old.