BW Laboratory - Pinhole Camera

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In the aesthetics of photography, analog technologies are formative. But also in photography itself it is valuable to deal with them. To digital photography, in which the photographer seems to always have the 'programmed image' under control, analog photography represents a material antithesis.
The magic of analog photography lies in the aesthetics of the film material, in images that are 'imperfect'. Typical 'mistakes' in exposing to film, blur, light fall-off, under- or overexposure all contribute to this. Photographing on film can be challenging. Unlike digital image production, the photographer cannot review the image until after it has been developed. One can only see after the process if one has exposed too short or too long, or if other 'mistakes' are affecting the photographic material. The unpredictable presents a special attraction. The pinhole camera is the simplest optical device with which one can produce an image of an object.
As part of the workshop course "SW-Laboratory", a topic is set for which photographs are to be taken with a self-made pinhole camera. The pinhole cameras are to be built independently. However, suggestions and building instructions will be shown in the course.
The main focus of the course will be on learning how to develop black and white negatives and how to enlarge them onto photographic paper.

Successful completion of two studio and workshop courses may be substituted for a BSc. Elective can be substituted.

Date: Weiße Woche 27.11. – 01.12.2023 | 9:00 bis 17:00 Uhr |
Location: Studio Lab
Material contribution: 30 €

Instruction in the workshop: Ivo Mayr