LYSC Summer Schools: Pinhole photography (age 10–12)

11.00am to 3.00pm, Tuesday 27 August

L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • A photograph taken with a pinhole camera.

    Credit: Royal Institution
  • Type

    Summer Schools
  • Audience

    Age 10–12


Standard £35

Ri Young Members £29.75

Event description

Learn how to build your own pinhole camera and use it to produce black and white images in our dark room.

As well as finding out the chemistry of how photographic images are formed and developing their own pictures students will understand the simple optics of image formation.

The workshop will also show how this retro technology links directly to digital images and could spark a lifelong interest in photography.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 10–12 year-olds only.Please note this workshop will include a 30 minute unsupervised lunch break. Students should bring their own lunch and a drink.

Discounted tickets are available to Ri Members. Find out more about how to join.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

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The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Ri events and activities if this would otherwise be difficult. Please contact Anna Comino-James preferably via telephone on +44 (0)1844 351666, or at their email address

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