PinHole Poster June-July

23- 27 June 2014  


7 – 11 July 2014

In this camp, you with learn about and understand the basis of optic and photography by making your own camera.

A pin hole camera is a camera obscura (black box) with a hole in front and photo-sensitive paper inside. It is the ancestor of the camera, but much easier to understand, manipulate, transform and take control of.

The participants will be making their own cameras from recycled material, and taking their own pictures from day one. They will be developing their own prints in the studio’s specially-arranged dark room. During the week, they will learn good record-taking practices, dark-room manners, as well as how to troubleshoot, making them in total control of their unique camera.

The results are unexpected, as each group of students will be deciding on their own choice of directions. We will be attempting landscape photography, close-ups, compositions, indoor shooting, portraits and of course, “selfies”.

This camp is mostly student-led, apart from the first few hours dedicated to making the camera and learning techniques.

Students who decide to do BOTH camps (June and July) will be able to push their technique, try one or more different camera(s). They will be guided in the direction of their choice (experimenting taking the same image with different cameras, choosing a theme and planning the picture accordingly…)

Check out our blog post on the one-day pin-hole camera camp on the 27th of April!

Who: for 7-17 year olds

Maximum: 8 participants

When: 9:30 to 12:30 from 23rd to 27th June

Where: l’Observatoire

Fees: $350 (includes all material. Not included is the subscription to Blue House membership of $50. One subscription per family, for life).

Registration: please print and fill the Camp Registration. Return with a downpayment of $100 to secure a place. Full fees are to be received one week before camp starts.