Oxford Summer School

Journey into the Past with Our Pinhole Photography Workshop!

Saturday 10th August 2024 for 1 day — Cost: £60

Tutor: John A. Blythe

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Step back in time through 2400 years of history and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of early photography at our exclusive workshop! Join us for a hands-on experience where you'll explore the roots of this captivating art form, create your own pinhole camera, and capture unique images for yourself.

Discover the Pioneers:

Uncover the secrets of photography's pioneers—trailblazers like Elizabeth Fulhame, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, Louis Daguerre, and William Henry Fox Talbot. Learn about their groundbreaking contributions and how they laid the foundation for the magical world of image-making.

Dive into History:

John will walk you through the captivating early history of photography, from the first known photograph to the evolution of daguerreotypes and calotypes. Immerse yourself in the stories that shaped the way we capture and cherish moments.

Craft Your Own Pinhole Camera:

Channel your inner inventor as you transform a simple cardboard container into a functional pinhole camera! John will guide you through the step-by-step process, ensuring you leave with your own camera ready to capture the world in a whole new light.

Capture Your World:

Once your pinhole camera is ready, venture outside to capture your own photographs. Explore the art of capturing images without the need for modern technology—just you, your handmade camera, and the essence of early photography. Learn the process of developing your images so you can continue to uses your camera at home.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is perfect for photography enthusiasts, history buffs, and anyone curious about the origins of this visual art form. No prior experience is necessary, just bring your passion and a sense of adventure!

Material costs:

£12 per person — all materials provided.