Back to basics workshop where you will construct your own cardboard camera then take photographs with it.
We all spend so much time staring at screens and consuming digital images. For this workshop we will be slowing right down, beginning with making our own cameras. We will learn about the basics of pinhole photography followed by the magical chemical process of developing black and white prints in a pop-up darkroom.
No experience is necessary. All materials provided, but if you have a cardboard whisky tube box with lid, bring it! These make good cameras too. We will be working outdoors for some of the time.
You will have some unique photographs to take home at the end of the day.
About Kit Martin
With a degree in Biological Imaging and a background in medical and forensic photography, she is interested in where art and science crossover and the beauty and fragility of the natural world. Currently working with historical photographic processes, primarily cyanotype, argyrotype, lumens, photograms and pinhole, as well as digital photography.
She enjoys working with Museum collections and has collaborated with Bell Pettigrew Museum and MUSA, Perth Museum, the Scottish Fisheries Museum and Dundee Heritage Trust Museums.
Who is this course suitable for?
The course requires no previous experience. It requires a moderate degree of manual dexterity, involves the use of some chemicals and is unsuitable for under 12s. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
What’s included and what to bring
Kit will provide all materials and chemicals. If you have a tube from a whisky bottle you might like to bring it along.
The price includes tea, coffee and home-baking morning and afternoon, and lunch, prepared using ingredients mostly grown and produced at Dalmore. We can cater for vegetarians and provide gluten-free meals and treats – please indicate on the booking form if you have any dietary requirements.
What will you get from the day?
The satisfaction of making your own camera, and a deeper appreciation of how photography works. You’ll have your very own pinhole camera to take home, and unique photographs. There’s plenty of subject-matter at Dalmore!