Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Pinhole Photography Workshop @Digging Pitt

Pinhole photography workshop with George Kollar
April 29, 2007: 12:00pm

Join George Kollar, Trever Miller and John Fobes at Digging Pitt Gallery on April 29, Worldwide Pinhole Photography day. George will be conducting a pinhole photography workshop. 12-2pm Free. Please RSVP your interest to Digging Pitt Gallery by email or at 412-605-0450

George Kollar
Pinhole Photography Workshop

George Kollar has been producing work with a pinhole camera for many years. His subject matter ranges from motorcycles to carnivals. In this workshop, George will go over constructing your own pinhole camera. George will supply his expertise and materials for the workshop. The workshop is free. Please RSVP to Digging Pitt Gallery by email or at 412-605-0450.

George Kollar

Time is of the essence. Worldwide Pinhole Photography day is April 29. Anyone, anywhere, that makes Pinhole photography can send it to, which maintains a gallery of lens-less photography. Last year, there were 2267 participants from sixty countries.

What is pinhole photography? It is photography in which a tiny hole is used in place of a lens. Most pinhole camera are home made. The hole is made with a fine needle and household aluminum foil. Some of the cameras are made using cardboard boxes, coffee cans and even fifty-five galleon drums. Today you can purchase any size format pinhole camera to shoot film.

As an independent photographic artist I have experimented with the unique image produce by the pinhole camera. The camera I use is a Zone 2000 film camera, 6x6 format with a pinhole of f/138.

There is an endless supply of information on pinhole photography on the web. Today pinhole has come full circle as fine art photography. Enthusiasts from all parts of the world realize pinhole photography has been revived. I hope to see other pinhole photographers out on world wide pinhole day. Gear up, make a camera and welcome aboard.

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