Students learn to make 'pinhole cameras'

Students in Mr. Kraus' digital photography class had a field experience at Community Darkroom of Akron downtown . Joseph Dagostino, program director and Community Darkroom founder, helped students create photographs by using pinhole cameras. A pinhole camera is a box painted black that has a "lens" made from a strip of aluminum can with a tiny hole drilled into it. Students made these cameras during class. Light sensitive paper is placed inside the box so that it is exposed to light that enters the lens. Then, in the darkroom, the photo paper is developed and used as a negative to make a contact print. Back at Hoban, students are digitally scanning the negative and photo print so that they can be edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.