In the end, we also succed to make an positive photos. Although we need to control the time carefully because our camera were small. But we still succeed. I should thanks to my teamamte Sophia. We succeed because of our hard worls.
Pinhole cameras are amazing, I can even think about it at first. I finally know how cameras work, and I even learn how to build one!!! The successes and failures gave me experiences, the first was my camera is not light tight. So I spent time to fix it, and I succeeded! I might take more interesting pictures if I have time.
Me and my camera
The first group of pictures show Jasmine sitting on the playground with a soccer ball, and the second group of pictures of pictures use goasting and they are successful.
Team Pinhole Camera
Dark room experience
I never tried darkroom photography before, and this project offered me a chance to get in touch with it. Jasmine and I created our own pinhole camera with a small metal box together, at the first, our camera is light-leaking, the test paper was almost all black, but our camera can work well after we improved the shutter .
Our camera needs 30 seconds of exposure on a sunny day, and this time is very stable., this is where we feel successful. What was not that nice is that the camera is small. If there’s a condition and time, I’d like to shoot a double exposure photo of me and myself boxing.
Dark Room Experience
I never think students can make camera until when I come to Mrs.Scarff’ Lesson. And then we started to make ourself’s camera. Actually it not difficult to make camera, But it has little bit difficult to make sure it works perfectly.
Our camera unfortunately it’s not working.In that cases, I use Mrs.Scarff’s camera.It must loading very carefully.
Which means light can not touch photograph paper. If light hit the paper, it’s failed.When loading was finish I have idea what should I do right now.
My idea is to create a ghost!But it need to control the time. And also can not keep very closer to the camera.Then I give the camera three different pose each ten seconds. Finish take picture, then I go back to darkroom to develop the picture. Actually I was really enjoy the process of develop. Finally I use lamp to make it positive. Only one hit is enough.
Finally it must be a perfect positive one.
In this project, I understand that photography is not only an expensive-equipment-only skill. It can be done by simple boxes. It comes from real life, and beautify the real life. It can be done by very cheap devices, as long as we process it. I think I would remember the way of building pinhole camera. And the idea of art of recycling, which has inspired me to try out new stuff instead of sticking on a conservative point. The camera, the darkroom and the cool pictures, they all come from normal daily materials. They are available all the time. But I never thought of transforming them into artworks.Also, the whole procedure isn’t as complicated as I thought. This whole subject isn’t as hard as I thought. Now I feel more confident to try new things freely.
We successfully built a light tight camera, but it didn’t take nice pictured. The exposure time was totally unpredictable. But I liked the photo taken from it. In the future, I want to try different materials to build a pinhole camera. Also I want to practice ghosting and vignetting. Also, I want to play with light and shadow more. I think it is super cool to from a picture just by black and white.
During the photograph class, we made our own pinhole camera. Before that, I though is impossible I have that ability to make my own camera. And also I didn’t have any experiment in darkroom. Actually I learned a lot from it. I knew that what different kinds of picture styles can pinhole camera took. And I learned the limitation of the pinhole camera. It has to be light tight. It also be influenced by different climate. What’s more, I also absorbed the knowledge about the darkroom such as the procedure to acquire a clearly picture from a pinhole camera and the impact of each steps. It is really impressive.
Me and my partner Tony y took about 15 pictures. Some or the pictures we took very well. But rest of them are not. After each pictures we would collect the good points and something we can change. You will see that in our binder. The main reason we failed to take a picture is we didn’t control the tie very well. As I mentioned before. Different weather would influence the picture in the pinhole camera. The time we used in the sunny day is shorted than the time we use in the hazy day. If we have abundant time, we like to take a fashion picture in ghosting. It looks cool, but is hard to reach. That is all I want to say.
Lucy and me, Mrs. Scarff’s cream and ours cream‘snegative
I learn a lot from this project. Before I make my own successful pinhole camera, I cannot believe that I can make a camera takes the truly picture. And through the pinhole camera making and using I know things need to pay attention when we making the camera, how does pinhole camera works, how to let the picture present on the photography paper…… And there are successes and fairness during that time. The successes is that our camera is really light tight. There is no light comes in at the first time we making it. The failures is that our camera’s pinhole is so small that it needs a long time to take a picture, and the time is too hard to control . So we borrow Mrs. Scarff’s camera, and didn’t take a good negative picture by our camera. But if I have enough time, I want through the test to know the time of our camera and take a good negative picture by it.
However, the experience of the dark room is so interesting and full of knowledge. There was only two weak red light in the dark room, we usually crash each other by incaution. Besides that I also learn the three step to wash the picture. And when I pick the negative picture out of the water after its appear on the photography paper I fell full of achievability.
I know how to make a pinhole camera, and how to use pinhole camera to take photos. Our pinhole camera was light-tight at first, and me and Alice are the first one to test our camera and out camera is succeed. But when we made a pinhole in the camera, we made it so small, that the light is hard to get in. That made out expose time was longer than others, and our photos is not sharp and clear.
At last, I borrow Mrs.Scarff’s camera, then it succeed. But there was no time for me to make a positive photo. If I have time, then I will try to make a positive photo with photography paper, not a from photoshop.