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.
This is the official blog of the "Stetson Shutterbugs", the photography club of Stetson Middle School in North Philadelphia and a part of Photography Without Borders, a photography outreach program that builds bridges between youth in marginalized communities around the world.