La Nuit des enfants



© Yannick Luthy

© Yannick Luthy

© Cecilia Suarez

© Cecilia Suarez

3pm - 1:30pm
Plan

The magic box - Create your own pinhole camera!

A proposal by Raquel Pérez Baena with Passerelle Culturelle

What is photography in its simplest form, if not writing with light? The pinhole camera consists of a little hole that lets light enter a box and thus makes it possible to capture an image of the outside reality on photographic paper. Participate to a workshop that is as educational as it is fun, focused on this optical experience and this historic technique invented in the 19th century!

Discover the basic principles of pinhole photography in four steps:

  • Watch an explanatory animated film
  • Personalize your own cardboard pinhole camera
  • Learn to use your pinhole camera and capture an image
  • Develop your image yourself in a black room specifically devoted to this activity!

Retraites Populaires is partner of la Nuit des enfants.