Camera Obscura (Online)

at Penumbra Foundation - Online

Course Details
$250 6 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, May 08, 10:00am - May 09, 4:00pm Eastern Time (2 sessions)

Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6
Teacher: Brendan Barry

What you'll learn in this camera class:

A practical online workshop transforming a room in your home into a camera obscura and then using it to capture the projected view in a variety of ways. 

Day 1, using everyday materials (no specialist equipment needed), covers the construction of a camera obscura and capturing the view digitally. 

On Day 2, which is more advanced and will require more specific materials, we will capture the view direct onto analogue photographic paper creating paper negatives and then contact printing these into positive prints. 

On both days we will be meeting in the morning to cover the basics then regrouping throughout the day to share results. They’ll be plenty of opportunities to discuss everything from the basics to more advanced considerations around the use of lenses and ways of capturing the image. 

All skill levels are welcome. 

A list of the materials you’ll need to gather before the workshop is available to those who sign up.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy
In the event a student must cancel their registration for a workshop, they may do so any time before and up to 14 days prior to the workshop, and will receive a 100% refund of workshop cost plus any material fees. In the event a student must cancel attendance from a workshop after the registration deadline (14 days prior to the start of the workshop), this will be considered a withdrawal. The workshop costs and materials fees are not refundable but a 20% discount will be given toward another workshop.

There are situations that arise in which a workshop may need to be cancelled. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified as soon as possible. Students are entitled to a full refund for the workshop cost and materials fee up to one week prior to workshop. A credit can also be given in the amount paid for the class to use at a later date. Penumbra is not responsible for any non-refundable travel costs (such as airfare, train tickets or accommodation costs). We would advise you to consider purchasing travel insurance.

Due to the intensive nature of our workshops, we cannot offer makeup sessions outside of workshop time or in future workshops. Instructors are not required to bring students up to date during scheduled workshop time for missed days or lateness. Refunds will not be given for absences or no shows.
Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Time Brendan Barry 2 $250
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, May 09 10:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Time Brendan Barry

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The Penumbra Foundation is a non-profit photographic arts organization whose mission is to bring workshops and greater education, lectures, and events to a diverse and evolving international photographic community. Our scope spans photography from its 19th century invention to the present age.


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