On Thursday the 22nd of August I am running a one day pinhole photography workshop in the beautiful grounds of the National Trust’s Dyrham Park Estate.
Over the course of a day attendees will be introduced to the principles of photography (analogue and digital) before making their own working cameras and then taking pictures around the site.
The price for the day is a very reasonable £25 per person which includes all materials and entry into the grounds. Spaces are limited so book up early to avoid disappointment.
To book a place call 01225 892 374 or get more information please visit the Dyrham Park site by clicking here.
Pinhole image of the National Trust property at Newark Park, Gloucestershire
This is a quick video to showcase a vintage Citroen van based just outside of Bath. All of the video was shot with digital SLR cameras (Nikon D800 and D600s). I had Keri Morgan from Hardenhuish School with me on her work experience week so she had the opportunity to follow the process from initial planning through to filming and then editing. It was also useful to have an extra set of eyes and ears on the set. We liked the soundtrack so much it was decided to use captions and titles rather than a voice over. To view the video at the highest quality choose HD from the video setting at the bottom right of the YouTube window. http://youtu.be/gqGXU5-2yQ0
Promotional video for www.hvanhire.co.uk
It is this time of the year that I adopt my alter ego of The Pinhole Wizard and collect the pinhole cameras that I scattered across the country in the depths of Winter. These simple cameras take a single exposure over a full 6 month period. They are exposed to all that the British Weather can throw at them. Many are full of rainwater, pollen, insects and sometimes air rifle pellets. Here is just one of the pictures ‘harvested’ this Summer from the National Trust’ Dyrham Park Estate near Bath. The image has lots of little spots from grass pollen, the lines in the sky is a record of the sun as it passes across the sky through the seasons. You can see more examples in my extreme pinhole photography page
If you are interested in a talk on the subject or a practical pinhole photography workshop send me an email or call on 07973 631185
6 month pinhole picture at Dyrham Park.
A camera is one of the simplest creative tools there is. In this one day workshop you will learn the basic principles of photography, make your own camera, and take pictures with it. You will also see how a pinhole camera made from household rubbish can record images that a modern digital camera costing many thousands of pounds cannot.
The workshop can be delivered in any office or classroom, I bring my own simple darkroom which requires a 2m x 2m square area and all other equipment and materials required. At the end of the session attendees will have made their own camera and taken a few pictures with it.
This workshop has been succesfully delivered at Bath University, for the National Trust and for private individuals
- For schools, colleges and not for profit organisations £250 for up to 10 attendees
- Private individuals £40/person with a minimum of 7 attendees
There is a small charge for delivering the workshop more than 20 miles from Bath, email me for a quote.
Please contact me if you would like more information 07973 631185
1 minute exposure taken with a homemade pinhole camera
6 month pinhole photograph, Cheney Court