Playing with Light: Camera Obscura and Pinhole Cameras with Laurel Schultz

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78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa HI 96725
Donkey Mill Art Center
Members: $75 / Non - Member: $85
Contact Phone Number
(808) 322-3362

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Thursday, May 1 (6pm - 8pm)

Saturday, May 3 March 2 (10am-4pm) - Workshop

In this workshop students will build their own pinhole cameras and create unique photographic images with them. By making an aperture (essentially a round hole) that projects light into a darkened space, anything from a matchbox to a barn can become a camera. "Playing With Light" will explore this fundamental form of photography actively practiced by artists and explorers of visual perception since at least the 10th century.  Class will include an overview of the pinhole camera’s history and its application in contemporary art photography, and students will make their first camera. We will also explore the use of pinhole with digital cameras. The second day will be spent creating cameras and photographs. Participants will leave with two (at least) pinhole cameras and all the knowledge needed to continue exploring this way of creating with light.


Laurel Schultz recently moved to the Big Island from Seattle. She taught photography at the University of Washington and The Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle.  She was an Emerging Artist in Residence at the  Pilchuck Glass School in 2010, and a Hauberg Fellow there 2011.  Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States.