Date article created:
Photography students from Bradford School of Art will help visitors to the National Science and Industry Museum make a pinhole camera and create an image as part of a global celebration of the simplest form of photography.
The students will be helping run workshops at the Bradford city centre museum on Sunday April 30, which is World Pinhole Photography Day.
Photographs produced by the students on their own pinhole cameras, which they fashioned from everything from matchboxes to tin cans, are already on show in the museum as part of the Poetics of Light exhibition which runs until June 25.
Now the students, from the Photography BA, HND and HNC courses, are set to pass on their knowledge of the basic photography form in two special free workshops on the last Sunday of this month.
The first workshop, Pinhole Portraits, will run between 1.30pm-2.30pm and is an informal drop-in session suitable for all ages. Visitors will discover how pinhole cameras work and can have their portrait taken by the students.
The second workshop runs from 2.30pm to 4pm and, while free, tickets need to be booked in advance.
Students will teach guests how to make a simple pinhole camera using everyday items and then produce an image with it. Guests will also get to watch their prints be developed in the museum’s darkroom. Staff will later upload these images to an online gallery on the World Pinhole Day website. This second workshop is suitable for anyone aged 10 or over although children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets can be booked HERE.