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Create Your Own Pinhole Camera

Duration: One-day workshop
Dates: Sun 28 Apr 2024 10:30 - 17:00
Location: Print Studio

Celebrate International Pinhole Camera Day with this fun and practical class. 

Go back to basics workshop and learn how to construct your own cardboard camera, then take photographs with it. This class will cover the basics of pinhole photography followed by the magical chemical process of developing black and white prints in a darkroom. 

During the course of the day, you’ll make your own 5x4inch camera from cardboard, use direct positive paper to make photographs with the camera outside and then use developing paper in the darkroom to develop your photographs.

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Photo enlargers in the darkroom at DCA Print Studio

Need to know

  • What to bring

You don’t need to bring anything, but if there’s something that you’d particularly like to photograph (outside) then please do bring it along. 


  • What to wear

We’ll provide gloves and aprons for working in the darkroom. We recommend bringing warm layers as we’ll be working outside for part of the day. Please note that open-toed footwear or sandals are not allowed in the Print Studio.


  • Food & drinks

A sealed water flask or drinking vessel is permitted but other food and drinks are not allowed in the studio.

Meet your tutor

Photo of Kit Martin against an out of focus yellow and grey background,. She has long brown hair with a fringe and is looking off to the side

Kit Martin

Kit Martin is a freelance photographic artist and printmaker interested in where art and science crossover. She works with experimental, historical and more sustainable photographic processes as well as microscopic photography and community arts.
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