I. Pinhole Camera

        Students build a pinhole/box type camera from masonite and cardboard. The camera is used to take direct negative on phographic paper images. The students then take the negatives produced and print positives through a paper to paper contact printing process in the darkroom.

II. Practice Excersize

        After learning the basic mechanics behind the 35 mm camera, students shoot their first roll of film. The roll is then developed by the students. The sole purpose is for the students to experience the process of developing film into usable negatives.

III. Theory of Reciprocity

        Students use the 35 mm camera to shoot a repeating scene throughout a range all possible aperture settings for the lighting of their scene. This activity leads students through the theory behind how Aperture and Shutter Speed are related. When complete students will also be able to identify how Depth of Feild affects a finished image.

IV. Types of Subject Matter

      The 35 mm camera is again used to shoot a minimum of 3 types of subject matter. A stop action (freeze frame), a blurred motion, and one other type of subject are shot. The best frames from each subject are printed. Depth of field, lighting conditions and shutter speed must be used carefully to produce the required effect. Images of superior quality will be printed on 8" x 10" paper

V. Digital Photography

        Students can use a combination of digital cameras and scanners to create a short digital cartoon. Each frame of the cartoon must be digitally editted. The final editted images are placed in a PowerPoint presentation for viewing. Programs used are Paint Shop Pro, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

    Sample Images

Building Pin Hole cameras


Pin Hole Pics - Negative and Positive of a bus out side the school
Negative amd Positive of 2 students who were nice enough to  pose for the 2 minute exposure required for pin hole pictures.

Digital Camera Picture of our Architecture Students at work.