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How to make a Pinhole Camera and use it

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.Copenhagen, Denmark

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Experience hosted by Julie

5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

In this workshop you will get acquainted with the process of taking black and white pictures with a pinhole camera as well as building your own camera from cardboard, tape and a tin can. I'll explain the basics of pinhole photography, and we'll each build our own pinhole camera. You will then learn to load photographic paper in the camera and be given instructions on how to use the camera. We will use about an hour in the neighborhood, finding adequate motifs, each exposing our own pieces of paper. Afterwards you will learn how to make a developing solution from natural ingredients and we'll develop the pictures together. We aim at producing 1-2 black and white photographs pr. person. Of course, everybody gets to keep their homebuilt camera as well as their pinhole photos!
In this workshop you will get acquainted with the process of taking black and white pictures with a pinhole camera as well as building your own camera from cardboard, tape and a tin can. I'll explain the basics of pinhole photography, and we'll each build our own pinhole camera. You will then learn to load photographic paper in the camera and be given instructions on how to use the camera. We will use about an hour in the neighborhood, finding ad…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    You will be served coffee/tea/water and a small snack
  • Equipment
    I will provide all materials for the workshop
From $91
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Julie

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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My name is Julie. I am an experienced photographer with an uncontrollable passion for pinhole photography. Pinhole photography, from which all other kinds of photography stems, holds the key to understanding photography itself. The magic of photography reveals itself though the basic procedures of constructing the pinhole camera, taking pictures one sheet at a time and developing the pictures with a homemade solution of Vitamin C, mint and washing soda. Working with long exposures, this method has given me an opportunity to explore the world in a way that allows a different perception of surroundings, movement and time, producing quite remarkable and unpredictable photographs. I very much enjoy sharing this method of 'slow photography' in an exclusive workshop with a small group.
My name is Julie. I am an experienced photographer with an uncontrollable passion for pinhole photography. Pinhole photography, from which all other kinds of photography stems, holds the key to understanding photography itself. The magic of photography reveals itself though the basic procedures of constructing the pinhole camera, taking pictures one sheet at a time and developing the pictures with a homemade solution of Vitamin C, mint and washing soda. Working with long exposures, this method h…
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Where you'll be

The workshop will take place in my apartment as well as in the nearby area. If outdoor activity is challenged by rain or heavy wind, we will complete all of the workshop indoors. It is possible to photograph indoors with the pinhole cameras and longer exposure time.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Craig Martin
August 2019
I've got a new camera, some prints and a hobby thanks to Julie and this great workshop. You will not regret going on this experience. Highly recommended for a really nice day in good company, and getting to do some really unique photography prints with a camera built with your own hands.
I've got a new camera, some prints and a hobby thanks to Julie and this great workshop. You will not regret going on this experience. Highly recommended for a really nice day in go…
Florine
August 2019
It was a great and inspiring experience with Julie. She’s really welcoming and explain everything well. We really loved our experience of creating a Pinhole camera, taking and revealing pictures with natural products. Thanks a lot Julie!
Zac
August 2019
If you have an afternoon during your visit to Copenhagen, you should absolutely without a doubt spend it with Julie learning the fine art of pinhole photography. What a great experience. Instant connection and welcome feeling not to mention great conversation about a wide range of topics. :)
If you have an afternoon during your visit to Copenhagen, you should absolutely without a doubt spend it with Julie learning the fine art of pinhole photography. What a great exper…
A.
August 2019
Julie made us feel very welcome and shared her home, knowledge and time with friendly hospitality and enthusiasm. She was open minded and interested in the workshop-participants' lifes. Her workshop was very interesting and I enjoyed it a lot!!!
Julie made us feel very welcome and shared her home, knowledge and time with friendly hospitality and enthusiasm. She was open minded and interested in the workshop-participants' l…
Trine
August 2019
This Pinhole workshop is GREAT! I highly recommend it, as it is both exciting, creative, educational, interesting and fun. :-) Julie is the best teacher, and a great host.
Erika
July 2019
Amazing! It was such a great experience! Julie was so welcoming and she explained everything in detail. Making the camera was fun and the photos were great! I'd love to do that more often!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

More tips

No previous photo experience required. Just an open mind and interest in learning more about the essentials of photography. We will be a group of no more than 5 (me included) with plenty of room and hand sanitizer.