I’m leading an Introduction to pinhole photography workshop April 18, 2015

Introduction to Pinhole Photography with Johanna Moore

Saturday April 18, 2015, 10AM-4PM

Tired of the instant gratification your Smartphone camera gives you? Hankering to take some real time to create a photograph? Have you always wanted to try the most basic form of analog photography yet never found a workshop to learn about it?

Join Johanna Moore at the Bakery Photo Collective for an informative and engaging workshop that’ll get you started and show you the endless possibilities pinhole photography offers. She’ll start the workshop with a presentation on the history of pinhole photography over the centuries then will take you to the mechanics of building a variety of simple and complex cameras. There will be time for everyone to build at least one simple camera out of a paint can, cardboard, or fome core that uses black and white photographic paper. Then we’ll go outside to test it along the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, process the negatives, and make a contact print of the results.

This workshop serves in part to get participants ready for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD, http://pinholeday.org/) Sunday, April 26, 2015. Anyone interested can join Johanna on her third annual outing where pinhole photography enthusiasts gather to capture light. A successful image created that day can then be shared with thousands of others around the world through the WPPD website.

Participants in this Bakery Collective Pinhole Photography Workshop will go home with one pinhole camera they can use as well as the negative and contact print they make during the program.

Johanna is a gilder, frame maker, artist, designer, photographer living and working in Maine. She has over thirty years of experience working in the art, antique, and design fields. She primarily works with gold leaf and medieval iconography techniques as well as digital and film photography, pinhole, plastic cameras and alternative printing and processes. See her exhibition Diary of a River: Solargraphs of the Kennebec River, at the Glickman Family Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine. January 22- May 29, 2015. sponsored by the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts.

Cost: $125

To sign up: email info@bakeryphoto.com, or call 591-6675.

A Pinhole Camera image captured with a Holga 120 pinhole camera.
A Pinhole Camera image captured with a Holga 120 pinhole camera.

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