Monday, November 8, 2021

Under the Darkroom Lights

Paper Negatives made by pinhole camera

        I went to a pinhole photography workshop at the MSU Broad Art Museum recently and really enjoyed learning about this fascinating process. Getting images was an exciting and stimulating experience. Thank you, to the Youth Arts Alliance for bringing this workshop to The Art Lab.

        I brought the images home and began working out how to invert the images. I downloaded a photo editing program and figured it out fairly easily. A little bit of tweaking and here's what I came up with. 

        If I get a chance to do this again I would like to bring a prop. I'm thinking typewriter, perhaps Granny, after I blow the dust out of her first, of course.

        Did you know there is a Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day? The next one will be on April 24, 2022. Add that event to your calendar and while you wait, check out some images from the gallery of the last Pinhole Day.

        And now I will leave you with some advice that has clearly withstood the test of time!

Newspaper clipping found in dictionary purchased at an estate sale


  1. Good advice, and nice pinhole photography! :D

  2. No doubt about it, Granny would make a fine subject for this style of photography. I would likely do well to take Amelia's advice to heart.