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Science and Media Museum

World Pinhole Day workshops

Celebrate World Pinhole Day with our free photography workshops.

Pinhole Portraits

Time: 13.30–14.30

Location: Gallery One

Price: Free

Did you know that pinhole cameras have no lens and can be made using anything from a shell to a cardboard box? Come along to this informal drop-in workshop and you can have your portrait taken with a pinhole camera, and learn how these cameras work from local students.

Learn how pinhole cameras are based on a natural phenomenon which can be used to produce stunning images, such as the ones seen in our special exhibition Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography.

Suitable for all ages.

Old Man Time, 2017, Kerriel Holmes
Old Man Time, Kerrie Holmes, 2017

World Pinhole Gallery

Time: 14.30–16.00

Location: Gallery One

Price: Free

Booking: Places are limited for this workshop, so booking is required. Book free tickets online

To celebrate World Pinhole Day, the National Science and Media Museum and Bradford School of Art are joining together to create new pinhole photographs to share globally.

Students from Bradford School of Art will be your guides as you learn how to make a simple pinhole camera using everyday items—and then produce an image with it. We'll photograph the local area together, then watch as our prints are developed in the Museum’s darkroom. Staff will later upload these images to an online gallery on the World Pinhole Day website. 

Suitable for ages 10+. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Main image: Broken Skyline, Chris Charlesworth, 2017

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