Pinhole photography is one of the most creative and fun forms of image making. The simplicity of the pinhole camera design derives from the first camera obscuras of the 15th century.

This two-day hands-on workshop with Jennifer Crane will introduce students to contemporary photography using hand-made pinhole cameras. Students will plan and build their own camera and learn how to calculate the exposures.

The cameras will be used during the class to create images with film or photographic paper.


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About the Instructor

Jennifer Crane is an artist based in Saskatoon, Canada. Her work investigates the relationship between the body and the lens in both historical and contemporary photography. For two decades Crane has been exhibiting her work in both solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout Canada and in the United States, China, Colombia, Germany and Portugal. She has received grants from the Nova Scotia Arts Council, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and The Canada Council for the Arts. In 2007 she received a Leaders Opportunity Grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation – the first in the Fine Arts at The University of Saskatchewan. Her work is found in both public and private collections. Crane been teaching photography at The University of Saskatchewan since 2005 where is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Photography / Digital Imaging area.

Prerequisite: Participants must have basic darkroom skills.

Each workshop is limited to 15 participants.
Students are required to present valid student ID card.