October 21, 2018

HHS combines art and science to bring kids back to the beginnings of photography

Pictured above are (L-R) Avery Barnes, Denver Claustermeyer-Beamer, Jesse Elkins, Aidan Byrd holding the pinhole cameras and photos created in the “closet darkroom”

Pictured above are (L-R) Avery Barnes, Denver Claustermeyer-Beamer, Jesse Elkins, and Aidan Byrd holding the pinhole cameras and photos created in the “closet darkroom”

(Franklin) — Carrie Poole and Laura Barido (Physical Science) and Clint Robinson (Visual Arts) teamed up with physical science students to drive home the understanding of light waves by creating photographs using simple paint cans.

Yes, the paint cans you get from the local hardware store.

Students got to experience how the simplest form of Photography works by taking pictures with paint cans modified to capture and control light through a tiny aperture or (Pinhole).

Students learned how the light was emitted from the sun and at different wave lengths reflected off of objects then back to our eyes or in this case a piece of photographic paper.

The photos were then developed in a simple darkroom constructed in the closet of the Art room. Students also learned how to manipulate the photos to make both negatives and positives. Students agreed the activity was a success.

Clint Robinson is in the process of establishing an interest in photography with the Heard High students and hopes to find funding and build a working darkroom in the near future.

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