Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Kiara, Rashawn and Jonathan

This picture was taken with a pin-hole camera. We decided to take the picture in front of John. B. Stetson Charter school because that is our school. This picture first was a negative but was made into a positive by contact printing. In this picture is me (Kiara) and my friends. I hope you like it.

Monday, December 13, 2010

my neighborhood

I love this picture because it shows me and what I love about my neighborhood. The shutterbugs and I made our first pictures with pinhole cameras. We had difficulties at first but we finally did it. My head is blurry because ether me or the camera moved. We have to decide how much exposure time we need by how much light there is. My name is Jashira.

My pinhole camera picture

This is my pinhole camera picture. If you are wondering why are there three people in this picture and why he's getting lighter each time its because i moved the camera two times to the right. The reason is that the later you get in or move the camera the person thats in it gets lighter. That's the reason my picture is like this. Thanks for viewing :).

franchesca & rashawn

Franchesca & Rashawn

Rashawn decided to take a picture in front of the church, so we did. We made a simple mistake, he got into the picture 15 seconds late so he came out like this, which I think was a good mistake. I'm blurry because I moved too much but I don't really care because it looks awesome and love it.

Pinky and I

I chose to take this picture because it shows me and my crazy friend Franchesca. This picture is black and white because we used pin hole cameras. This is like back in the day technology but now cameras are mostly digital and advanced. The real deal to this is easy, the light goes in through a little hole in the pin hole camera and the picture goes on the special photo paper (like film) and depending on how much light goes in is how dark or light your picture comes out. So that's how come it's black and white. The picture is a little blurry because Franchesca moved too much during the picture while taking. Hope you like my picture, Enjoy.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pinhole Cameras Part Deux

Now the student's cameras are ready to be loaded with a piece of photographic paper in the darkroom which serves as the "film." The students then take their cameras outside and remove the paper and tape covering their openings and let the light expose their paper for 2-5 minutes, depending on how bright a day it is and how large their pinhole was made. Then the students return to the darkroom, open their cameras, and develop their pinhole images. The images they get are actually negatives and are upside down and backwards, see illustration of the concept below.

The students should be posting their first images in the next few days, please give them some feedback!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Making Pinhole Cameras

Our first project this year is making pinhole cameras. These can be made out of pretty much any used household container that has a removable top.  The students learn how they can make a basic camera by making the container light tight (blocking light entry with black tape and painting it black inside to minimize light reflections). Then they make a hole in the box using a pin or small drill bit. The opening is covered up with a piece of black paper held onto the camera with tape.

Below is a pict of 5th grade Stetson Shutterbug Rashawn Pittman with his pinhole camera and first image.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Darkroom Video!

Here is a special treat, my students' first time in the darkroom developing their photograms. Those people who have been in a darkroom before know the magical experience of watching your first print appear in the developer. Now, thanks to our new night vision-equiped video camera, you can experience it along with them. You also get to see the entire development process from start to finish.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My first Photogram

This a photogram that I did in our darkroom . What this is supposed to remind me of the beach. With the shell like figures and in the corner are seashells. My first experience at the darkroom was great because Mr.Rocco showed us step by step how to make a photogram

My first photograph

This is my first photogram I have done. I used a half a plastic scarecrow a big square and a hexagon. My first experience was kind of cool and it was really fun. This picture was suppose to look like someone laying back with a bag of chips.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My primera fotografia

Esta foto fue hecha con objetos que encontramos en el 4th piso. Use cucharas, tenedores,boradoras, 1 boligrafo y zacapuntas. La esperienza fue increible, trabajar a oscuro fue impresionante. Nosotros primero usamos un paper en blano, luego pusimos cosas ensima para crear un diseƱo. Despues usamos unas maquinas especiales. Cuando empesamos a usar los chimicos se empezo a descatar la foto.Espero volver aserlo mas amenudo.

this is my first photogram

This is a picture of Sailor Moon my favorite anime show of all time. When I got back to the darkroom i just wanted to make her so if you look at it sideways it kinda looks like her. And next time I'm gonna try to make sailor Venus or Neptune. My first experience well first of all i never been in a dark room before and my experience was like WOW and i was really exited.

my first photograms

This is my first photogram that I put together. I was happy and excited finding things to make it. It was fun we should do them again. My first time in the darkroom i was nervous, i didn't know what to do but Mr Rocco showed me how. And what i like about it is that we picked our own stuff to use on our pics so thats cool and we wouldn't have learned this stuff without Mr. Rocco thank you

My First Photogram

This picture looks like a monster. I used rulers, rubber bands, erasers, and computer cyber chips, etc. We searched the whole 4th floor to find stuff for our photograms. When i first looked at the picture, i was amazed. I love doing photograms and i wish you'll do it too. I was amazed when my blank pice of paper got its color. It was fun doing the photograms.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Darkroom Up and Running!

After what seems like an eternity, our darkroom is finally operational! For our first lesson the kids created photograms using objects they found lying around our unused 4th floor. The kids were very excited about their experiences and look forward to posting their first images next week. Stay tuned!