Pinhole camera workshop next weekend

Pinhole camera workshop next weekend

URBANA — A pinhole camera workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon April 28 at the Urbana Museum of Photography, 122A W. Main St.

April 28 is "Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day." The workshop will be the kickoff event for Steve Ingram's "Urbana Pinhole Portrait Project," for which he received a city arts grant.

At the workshop, participants will use simple tools to make pinhole cameras to keep. They will learn basic photography and darkroom skills for black and white photography.

All camera making and darkroom materials will be provided. The workshop is free, but the museum will accept donations.

The workshop will be limited to 20 people by space restrictions at the museum. People interested in attending need to RSVP Ingram at

Anyone 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Ingram also seeks participants for his pinhole portrait project, which is open to any Urbana resident who would like to have a pinhole photo portrait taken.

Ingram hopes to make 30 portraits for a fall exhibit. The portraits will be shown alongside short essays by the subjects on why they live in Urbana in 2013.

"If all goes well, I will be at Urbana's Market at the Square to shoot pinhole portraits as well as promote the project," Ingram said, adding that he would announce those dates later.