Friday, September 11, 2009
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.