Fleisher From a Distance: Make Your Own Pinhole Camera
Looking for a fun experimental photography project you can do at home? Try making your own pinhole camera! Join analog photo enthusiast and Fleisher teaching artist Alex Orgera for a demonstration on how to turn a used household object into a DIY camera. Watch as Alex makes a camera out of an oatmeal container in real time while discussing tips for getting the camera light tight, drilling the pinhole, and loading and exposing an image. She’ll also share some of her own pinhole photographs, along with a tour of the handmade cameras that made them.
Alexandra Orgera is a photographer living and working in Philadelphia. After receiving her B.A. in science and humanities from Carnegie Mellon University, she pursued the study of photography through coursework at Universität der Künste, University of the Arts, and Project Basho, and in 2015, she co-founded The Halide Project, an organization dedicated to traditional and alternative process photography. She currently works in the digital realm as a freelance photographer specializing in food, architecture, and wedding photography, while in her personal art practice, she loves making use of pinhole cameras, cell phone imagery, and various analog printing techniques to uncover the hidden “truths” about the world around us that manifest themselves through these unique processes.
This event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 but is limited to a maximum number of 100 participants. Advanced registration is required. The event will be hosted through Zoom, which can be accessed on desktop and laptop computers, as well as mobile devices. We highly recommend downloading the Zoom app to your device in advance. You will receive a URL to join the event after you complete the registration process.