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Re: [teacherartexchange] pin hole camera


From: Peggy Woolsey (eoolspeg_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Jul 09 2005 - 08:37:55 PDT

How did you make the traveling camera obscura? Sounds really
On Jul 4, 2005, at 3:24 PM, Woody Duncan wrote:

> Debbie,
> I agree with Maggie that pinhole cameras are
> great for the older students. I taught pinhole photography
> in Middle school to 6-8 grades. We also built a camera
> obscura they could put over their heads and carry around.
> Pin holes can be made with any light tight container, but
> it must be light tight. exposure can take a very long time
> and any light leakage can run the picture. We always put a
> brick on our cameras to hold them steady. Oatmeal boxes,
> cylinders, are fun if your exposure is on a curved surface.
> I built a large camera with multiple pinholes and kept it
> on a shelf in my classroom. It required hours to get a good
> exposure. The kids would jump and wave at it until they
> came to understand they would not show up unless they
> stood in one place for an hour, not something they tend
> to do. Books left on a table for one class would leave a
> ghostly image. Pin holes are a great learning experience.
> Woody
> Maggie White wrote:
>> Debbie,
>> You will still need a darkroom and chemicals for developing the
>> paper. There is a very good little book called The Hole Thing, by
>> Jim Shull.
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