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Photo at school

By spotogspindel | October 27, 2015

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A photo-workshop at school! And I got to do 2 first-timers! 3, come to think of it. First, taking photos with a home-made pin-hole camera. Using an old tin-can, with a tiny hole drilled through the side of it. Adding a lid of a black plastic and aluminum-foil, and exposing the photo-paper placed inside to the light that came through it for about a minute. Taking it back to the black-room to develop it. The images were kind of rough, but it was a lot more fun than it may sound. The images came out as negatives, but by laying another photo-paper (face-to-face) on to the first and repeating the light-process, the second image would become positive. (I am sure I explained this rather badly, I´m not to familiar with all the correct photo-terms in English)

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After that we had a lesson in ordinary analogue camera picture-taking, with shutter-speed and stuff. Wow! You really get used to using a digital camera, that´s for sure! (The photo above with the tree over the water is from my digital camera.)

But the second first-timer, was painting photo-emulsion onto a little wooden plate and using that instead of paper when developing a photo. Wow! How absolutely cool is that!!!? Not the best of motifs, but who cares?1 It works!!

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And almost even cooler: I used a piece of cotton fabric for the same purpose. The motif here was a haunting self-portrait. Taken in about 60 seconds, holding the tin-can  on straight arms above me, slowly moving in a circle. Just perfect for Halloween! 😉

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I will certainly experiment more with this!

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