SchoolArts Magazine

March 2017

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22 MARCH 2017 SchoolArts two days and 240 days! The longer the exposure, the more light trails from the sun you will record. Due to this extremely long exposure, moving objects such as cars and people become obsolete, and water becomes very still and flattens out. Scanning the Image This is where you ask, "Isn't the paper completely over-exposed?" My answer is "Yes, you are right!" Your paper is completely over-exposed and if you were to place it in a tray of developer it would turn completely black. Once the pinhole lens is closed and the camera is taken down, the image will need to be scanned into a computer and essentially becomes your original fileā€”no darkroom required. Many factors play into the color of your image once it is removed from the pinhole camera. These include the cameras that could shoot 360 degrees with a multiple lens. I progressed by building a cam- era made from a real box truck, and have recently landed in the extreme long-exposure category. In the past year, I have created more than 300 long-exposure pinhole cameras, which allow me to record the sun's light trails across the sky for months at a time. Beyond the Basic Pinhole This long-exposure pinhole project allows your students to take the basic pinhole camera a step further than a few second's exposure and record for a longer amount of time. This is the next step in making your "standard" pinhole assignment into something completely mind-blowing. For this project, the basic pinhole camera is constructed. Black-and- white darkroom photographic paper is placed inside of the camera. It is important that whatever loca - tion you choose, the camera remain stationary and taped to an object for the duration of the exposure. I usually tape my pinhole cameras to metal posts and trees, out of view of passers-by. The cameras should be left to expose for anywhere between Previous Page: Nicole Croy, Upper Penin- sula Cabin. Eight-month pinhole exposure. Below: Jasper Schroeder, Void with Visions. Three-month pinhole exposure. This is the next step in making our "standard" pinhole assignment into something completel mind-blowing.

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