So, in this particular workshop, we got to hear the history of the Alice Austen House on Staten Island, New York, USA. Very interesting history and an unexpected part of the workshop. The workshop was part of the National Pinhole Camera Day, and every one that came there to the place that day was treated to materials they needed to build their own pinhole camera.
They handed out these black painted cans, and pieces to the camera, And there we had a demonstration of how to build the pinhole camera. (It’s pretty easy to do , with proper instructions).
After that was finished, we went out to the grounds, the gardens that surround the house, and every one used their pinhole cameras to take pictures there. (The picture in this entry is not one of the pinhole pictures. Instead , the picture that I posted here is from a modern point and shoot camera that has a pinhole setting. I took this picture during the middle of the workshop).
All the pictures in this entry, of course, were taken with the modern camera, yes, the one that takes batteries. Smiles. However, I still like the photos. And yes, I did make my own pinhole camera during the class that was held that day .
This is an annual event and it’s well worth looking into.
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