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Pinhole Photography


A 1-Day Workshop
June 5, 2021
All ages

A 1-Day Photography Class for All Ages

Since the time of Aristotle, it has been known that light passing through a pinhole will form an image. In fact, camera-like devices employed pinholes long before the advent of lenses. Today, making photographs using only a pinhole is a refreshing change from conventional photography. In this one-day workshop, students will learn the principles of pinhole photography and will build 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.

Workshop Location

CEPA Gallery Education Center

Limited Availability

This workshop is limited to 8 participants.

Date & Time

Saturday, June 5, 2021
10:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

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Individual: $80.00, CEPA Member: $60.00

Meet the Teaching Artists

Meet the Teaching Artists

Kim Sholly - Teaching Artist - CEPA Gallery - Buffalo NY

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.