Friday, September 11, 2009
Making a camera out of house hold items
For the past two weeks my photography classes have been constructing and taking pictures using an oatmeal can.
HOW TO DO THIS YOURSELF
The day I announced to them to bring a Quaker Oats can to class to use as a camera was the day the puzzled looks started.
We spray painted, taped, cut, glued, drilled and taped again until we had a light tight can, with a shutter and lens (made from a soda can).
In the darkroom the students were introduced to the developing process. As a teacher this is one of the most fun and entertaining lessons. The students get so excited as they see a sheet of blank photo paper suddenly come alive with the image.
All students had success...some better than others..but we all had a great learning experience with this project.