Pinhole Photography Workshop

13 May 2017

10:00 - 16:30

Fenton House
122 Wells Road
United Kingdom

Tel:01225 325 733

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RPS Member£56.00 
Non RPS Member£75.00 
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The modern digital camera is a highly complex image gathering device far removed from the simple boxes used by early photographers. The primitive nature of the pinhole camera means that it can create images beyond the abilities of even the most advanced digital camera. In this workshop you will make your own camera and use it to take a set of images. You will be shown how to use a darkroom to process your images. After the class you will be able to use your camera to take pictures with exposures measured in months or years rather than fractions of a second.

In this one day workshop, we will;

  • explore the history of the pinhole camera and look at how it is still used by pioneering photographers today. 
  • introduction to the camera obscura
  • make your own pinhole camera
  • take a series of pictures with a pinhole camera
  • learn how to process black and white negatives in the darkroom

take home a loaded camera to expose an extended pinhole picture of a subject of your choice.

What to bring
Please wear/bring appropriate clothing as this workshop involved chemicals that can stain your clothing.

Please bring a packed lunch or use local amenities – There is a Co-op, pub and deli open on Saturday, the Deli is shut on the Sunday.

Times: 10am – 4.30pm

Address:The Royal Photographic Society, Fenton House, 122 Wells Road, Bath  BA2 3AH


Parking: There is no parking at the RPS on week days but there are spaces available in the surrounding streets.  At weekends you can park in the RPS car park which is accessed to the left of the building through a gateway.

CAPTION “6 month extended pinhole exposure of Cheney Court near Bath”




Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected. If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

Email the event organiser
01225 325 733

Region: Bristol (HQ)