A photo made from a pinhole in a coffee can? Photographer Jodell Roberts will show you how in this Key West Art & Historical Society pinhole photography workshop at Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. “The Lenseless Eye” will offer participants a new means of creative expression and image-making through one of photography’s oldest methods during this workshop that takes place over two consecutive weekends: Fridays, November 30 and December 7 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays December 1, 2, 8, and 9 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
“This workshop is an opportunity to experience and explore a different photographic medium, technique and vision. Pinhole photography with film (paper) is a hands-on, self-determining approach to making photographic art,” says Roberts. “Being actively involved in every aspect of the photographic process empowers the creator and imbues the work with the essence of the artist.”
Pinhole cameras are essentially simple lightproof containers that can be made from all types of materials – including coffee cans, soda cans, match boxes and shoe boxes - and rather than having a lens, a small hole is made which light passes through to expose photo paper. After exposing the paper, students enter the darkroom to process and print their images. Because long exposures are the norm, the results tend to have a soft, dreamy or surreal look and feeling.
Register now for this limited-enrollment workshop. Cost for the workshop is $150 for Society members and $165 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, visit kwahs.org, click ‘tickets,’ or call Adele Williams at 305-295-6616, extension 115.
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