Make Your Own Pinhole Camera

Make Your Own Pinhole Camera

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
11:00 to 16:00
$ 100.00 CAD
$ 90.00 CAD

Participants will learn everything needed to make and use their own DIY pinhole camera! 

Paul Sergeant will review a history of the process and then guide participants as they construct their own pinhole cameras using a container of their choice (from matchbox to shoebox size). 

Participants will calculate the correct exposure through testing and will eventually make a final negative image. The image will then be reversed to create a positive print in the analogue darkroom. 

Everyone will leave with their own pinhole camera and at least one positive pinhole image made during the workshop. 

Materials will be provided.


Paul Sergeant studied at the Ontario College of Art & Design where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. He also holds a Master of Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University and studied intensively at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY. Sergeant is the Archive and Print Manager for world-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky. He is also a professor of Experimental Historical & Contemporary Photography at OCAD University. Sergeant founded The Tintype Studio, expanding on his fascination with history and early photographic processes.