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WES POPE PINHOLE EXAMPLES
ABELARDO MORELL • CAMERA OBSCURA
VIDEO: WHAT IS A CAMERA?
MAKING PHOTOS USING A PINHOLE CAMERA
You will be making TWO imagess using a pinhole "camera." These lightproof cameras are made from a small can, or salt container, that is tightly sealed with tape. Your camera will have a small "pinhole," or "aperture," on one side of the camera and a "flap" that you raise and lower to control exposure.
PART ONE •HOW TO MAKE A PINHOLE IMAGE
• Load the "camera" with photo paper, take it outside and lift the "flap" to make an exposure, this will make an image on the photo paper.
• After you have made your image, take the camera into the darkroom, remove the photo paper from the camera and develop you photograph in the photo chemistry.
• As the photo develops, you will notice that the image you've made is a "negative."
• After you have finished processing and drying your photo, scan your image and rename it p#yourlastname_phole1 (or2) in the Scanner server file.
PART TWO •HAND-TINTING YOUR PINHOLE IMAGE
At your computer, find your image in the scanner server file. Drag image file to your desktop, then log off the server.
Open your photo in Photoshop -you can keep your image a "negative," or you can make it a "positive" by pressing command+i (+i). This will change your image into a "positivge" image...
• Change your image from "grayscale" to RGB Color (go to image>mode>RGBcolor)
•Use the "magic wand" tool to select specific areas you want to color.
•Use the Photoshop gradient, or paint bucket and/or paintbrush tools to TINT your image.
•REMEMBER, YOU ARE TINTING YOUR PHOTO, NOT COVERING UP THE IMAGE WITH YOUR COLOR, SO YOU NEED TO REDUCE THE "OPACITY" SETTING ON YOUR GRADIENT, PAINT BUCKET, OR PAINTBRUSH TOOLS... (see below)
Save your hand-tinted pinholes as: