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Pinhole Photography - Mini Version

First graders pose in two long minutes in front of the paint-can (Photo: Preus museum)

A brief introduction to analog magic

  • We take a group picture of the class with the help of the world's simplest camera – a paint can with a small hole. The exposure time is long and depends on a lot of daylight – the process can take up to four minutes!
  • Afterward the class may possibly go into the darkroom to develop the paper negative, a maximum of 12 students at a time – done in groups.
  • Grade level: 1-10 and high school (with the darkroom included: 6-10 and high school)
  • Time period: 10-30 minutes