Take a step back from the fast world of digital and learn how to make a pinhole camera. Once made, you will be shown how to use the camera, learning about pinhole tricks and exposures in an informal way, this will be fun. We shall then make pinhole photos around the beautiful gardens, Grow Mayow Community Gardens. You will then learn how to process them in a very basic darkroom, taking these new skills home. Instruction, BW paper will be provided and you will make paper negatives using traditional darkroom processing.
Please bring your own notebooks and if you have a special container you would like to convert into a camera bring that with you also. I will provide simple cans and tins and cylinders.
Grow Mayow Community Garden is a not for profit community garden, run by and for volunteers and by manager coordinator Iris. It's a place which• Cares for the environment - soil, plants, water and wildlife.• Offers all people access to green, breathing space, for relaxation and leisure.• Demonstrates practical ideas for healthy living - growing food, recycling waste, art and using organic principles.
The surroundings are inspiring for gardeners, artists and photographers and we shall use the venue to explore making wonderful pinhole images. The gardens are full of interesting buildings, curious views and wonderful flowers.
Please either bring a packed lunch with you or if you want to check out the delights of Brown and Green Cafe, it will be well worth it and they are just at the entrance to the park and the Gardens.
During the Sydenham Arts Festival there will also be a festival exhibition, which will include some of my work.
Cost: £45 Concessions: £40 with a valid student ID shown on day
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Student ID required for discount
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Sydenham, London Bridge line/Overground approx eight minute walk
Lower Sydenham and then a tento fifteen minute walk
Penge East twenty minute walk or jump on a bus to the high street
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What can/can't I bring to the event?
Just bring a notebook and a container to convert if you have something special in mind! if you have a smart phone also have a look at downloading a light meter app such as Pinhole Assist (I am not endorsing this one, it just works!)
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Can I update my registration information?
No prior knowledge necessary
The ground at Grow Mayow consists of mostly woodchip paths, it is uneven and parts of it are different levels, wheel chair access is possible in the gardens but as the 'pop-up' darkroom is in a converted portacabin this may prove more awkward to access.