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Pinhole Photography - Short Version

Portrait of a paint-can camera taken by a paint-can camera (Photo: Preus museum)

Try being a paint-can photographer!

A workshop available for classes that can spend a whole day.

Students try becoming photographers that use the world's simplest camera – a pinhole camera in the form of a paint can with a 0.4 mm hole as a lens.  

We load the cans with light-sensitive paper and shoot photographs outdoors. The paper negatives are developed in the darkroom and dry while we have a guided tour in the museum.

We can contact-copy dry negatives and make positive copies of them.

This gives students insight into the physical principles of photography, and they also receive something practical and magical