Pinhole Camera and Traditional Photography
“How charming it would be if it were possible to cause these natural images to imprint themselves durable and remain fixed upon the paper, and why should it not be possible? I asked myself.” -William Henry Fox Talbot- This is Module #2 of my Camera/Photography Class Series! This module is also a 2-class series. In today's digital world it looks like there where no more space for the analog. The know-how and unique aesthetic that allows the pinhole camera provide us with more knowledge and awareness of our own photography. It opens the doors to the past leaving us the aesthetic of the present. DAY 1 Materials: Small backpack (the rest of the materials will be provided). Learning Goals: Understand the basic operation of a pinhole camera, to be able to performance a outside photo shoot. Course Agenda: 1. Introduction of pinhole camera. 2. Pinhole exposure time. 3. Photography composition. 4. Photo shoot with pinhole Camera (35 mm film). The pinhole camera provided is for use during class only - in order to own a pinhole camera, you must to take the course “Developing a pinhole camera.” DAY 2 Materials: 35 mm film to develop (you will be suggested a place to go to and develop the film). The rest of the materials will be provided. Learning Goals: Understand the application of gum bichromate as a means of contact print positives. Course Agenda: 1. Historic context of gum bichromate. 2. Formula and application of gum bichromate. 3. Create digital negative. 4. Contact print positives. Please note that this module will take place over two days, 11 am to 2 pm each day*: 26/2 MAR/APR 28/30 MAR 4/6 APR 30/6 JUL/AUG 13/20 AUG 27/3 AUG/SEP 10/17 SEP 24/1 SEP/OCT 8/15 OCT 22/29 OCT Please also note that the location of the second day is different from that of the first day, so please read the note on your confirmation email. The schedules could be changed to the convenience of the interested, with prior notice.
I am a designer and visual communicator. I studied at the Academy of Arts and Design of Mexico City, where I majored in photography. I am also a certified therapist. I taught various workshops in Mexico City, and now I am in Chicago to see the local art and provide all the knowledge that I have to all of the wonderful minds interested in my workshops!
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