Workshop notes, pt. 1

Thanks to the courtesy of the fine folks at Compound Yellow, I’m going to hold a pinhole photography workshop on April 30. In the spirit of full disclosure, I wanted to keep an open notebook here as I stumble through the event’s organization and the experimentation that goes with doing this kind of thing for the first time.

Thus this:

It’s the first image out of the first of the cameras I’ll be building for the workshop. It’s all creasy and messy because I want the event to revolve around the flexibility of pinhole photography – really the only reason I have for engaging in this anachronistic medium. You can do things that would be unthinkable with more technologically advanced processes, simply because you control pretty much everything, from the form of the camera to the shape of the negative. Anyway, it’ll all get better as we go along.

About Simon

Born in 1968, I was tragically not recognized as a genius until three years later, when I built and flew my first home-made aircraft. Since then, my life has been a string of major successes interspersed with what can only be called triumphs on a galactic scale. I am currently waiting to achieve my next one - should be ready in another 15 minutes or so. Bear with me...
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