Looking Glass Photo Celebrates Pinhole Photography Day with Bay Area Community

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Family-owned, Berkeley camera shop to host their 5th annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day Workshop on Sunday, April 28.

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Looking Glass Photo Celebrates Pinhole Photography Day with Bay Area Community

Looking Glass Photo is excited to announce its Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day celebration and workshop on Sunday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will be held at their Berkeley shop at 2848 Telegraph Avenue.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is an international event created to promote and celebrate the art of pinhole photography. On this unique day, people across the globe are encouraged to participate in the simple act of making a pinhole photograph and to share their imagination and vision with their friends, family, and worldwide community.

The expert staff of Looking Glass Photo brings this creative endeavor to people of all ages and photographic skill in the Bay Area. Staff will be on hand to teach participants how to make their very own pinhole camera in a Do It Yourself, hands-on workshop. For those camera-lovers who already have a pinhole camera, they can bring their gear to the store for all-day fun. The workshop includes constructing and shooting your very own pinhole cameras, access to a real dark room for developing the resulting images, and a digital scan of their favorite image to be uploaded to the Worldwide Pinhole Photography web site: http://www.pinholeday.org/. No darkroom experience is necessary; Looking Glass specialists will be there to assist workshop participants every step of the way.

“Pinhole photography is all about using your imagination, and learning how photography works in a fun and casual way,” said Looking Glass Photo’s owner, Jen Waicukauski. “This is our 10th workshop, and it grows every year as more and more people in the community learn of this creative, worldwide celebration.”

Looking Glass will provide everything customers need to make a pinhole camera. For those participants who want to keep it digital, they can bring in their DSLR camera. Looking Glass will fit DSLR cameras with any of a number of pinhole conversion options available for purchase. To ensure supplies don’t run out, Looking Glass Photo encourages bringing a container for building a camera (coffee and tea tins work great).

To help inspire creativity, Looking Glass Photo will have plenty of interesting props for photographers to experiment with. Participants are free to wander the neighborhood to find a scene that looks interesting as well.

The fee for the entire event is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under. This fee covers materials and instruction. For more information, please visit http://pinholeday2013.eventbrite.com/.

About the company:

Looking Glass Photo is a family-owned camera store that has been in business for over 40 years. The friendly staff provides industry-leading photography workshops, digital printing services, and works with customers to match them with the equipment that will help them take the pictures they want. Top brands and service are available every day of the week, and the passionate staff of photographers is happy to provide the best information they can about photography. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.lookingglassphoto.com.

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