Family Photography Day in Lewes Castle – Sunday 26 October 2014, 11am, – 6pm

Drop in to Lewes Castle, and to Reeves Studio on Sunday 26 October 2014 for a special family Sunday to accompany Captured Light, the photography exhibition in the museum.

Enjoy pinhole photography workshops, drawing activities and much more.

Here is a picture of the tins that are being prepared for Sunday!

picture of tins for pinhole camera

The pinhole cameras are made from coffee tins, with aluminium pinhole inserts made from drinks cans. The coffee tins are then spray painted black inside and PVC vinyl tape is used as a shutter. They make great pinhole cameras as they are designed to be air tight with the rubber lid which is easily removable, and the aperture is a good distance from the photosensitive paper inside.

Photographer Melanie King will lead a workshop using these pinhole cameras and will show participants of all ages how to capture an image on the photosensitive paper inside. Families will be encouraged to create ghostly pinhole portraits, using 1 minute long exposures. Workshops will last for 30 minutes, and participants will be able to take their images home after a further 30 minutes of processing.

Film maker Abigail Norris will lead a drop in work shop filming video portraits in the style of 19th century portraiture in the original Edward Reeves Studio at 159 High Street, capturing personal responses to the exhibition and recording memories of the Reeves Studio. The studio will be open to visitors on Sunday from 11.00 – 16.00 hours, showing the history of the shop and giving a glimpse of the archive. Tom Reeves will be on hand to answer questions and show some of the equipment.

The activities are included in the admission price but places on the workshops will be limited so please book in advance.

Ring 01273 486290 or speak to staff  at the museum’s front desk.

All ages welcome. Part of the Edward Reeves Archive Project.




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