$60.00 – $80.00
A 1-Day Workshop
April 29th, 2023
For thousands of years the phenomena of the camera obscura, French for “darkened room” has been known – that light passing through a tiny aperture (or pinhole) into a darkened space will reflect an image of the outside world. This is the central principal on which all photography is built. Camera-like devices employed pinholes long before the advent of photography or even lenses. Today, making photographs using only a pinhole is a refreshing change from conventional photography, allowing those who practice it to experiment with the earliest forms of photographic image making.
In this one-day workshop, students will learn the principles of pinhole photography by creating their own working pinhole cameras from ordinary household items (oatmeal canisters, Pringles cans, cigar boxes, shoeboxes, etc.) the design of which will determine the size, quality, and effect the final image will have. Students will then shoot and process their own pinhole photographs in the black and white darkroom.
CEPA Gallery Learning Center
This workshop is limited to 8 participants.
Saturday, April 29th, 2022
11:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
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Individual: $80.00, CEPA Member: $60.00, Family – Parent & Child: $75.00
Kim has been teaching and sharing her love of the black and white darkroom since 1990, first in Madison, WI as a mini-course instructor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and then at the Center for Photography at Madison (which she co-founded).
She moved to Greenville, SC in 2002 and founded, directed and taught at the WestEnd Darkoom Photo School and worked full-time at the Metropolitan Arts Council, a non-profit arts organization advocating and supporting the thriving arts community in Greenville. She has exhibited her work widely around the Midwest and in Upstate South Carolina. She moved to Buffalo in late summer 2017 and looks forward to being part of CEPA and Buffalo’s vibrant photography community. And until she gets a darkroom set up in her Elmwood Village home, CEPA’s darkroom will become her beloved creative space.
She shoots primarily with homemade pinhole and 1960’s plastic toy cameras and says that the fun of shooting low-tech is the unpredictability of the resulting images, images that cannot be choreographed or reproduced and are only discovered later in the darkroom.
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