Ilford Photo: The History of Pinhole Photography

19 Dec 2015

Event times

1pm-1:30pm / Drop in

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Open Eye Gallery

Liverpool, United Kingdom


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David Abberley, product technonogist at Harman Technology (Ilford Photo), will talk about the history of pinhole photography ahead of his pinhole photography workshop.


A pinhole camera, also known as camera obscura, or “dark chamber”, is a simple optical imaging device in the shape of a closed box or chamber. In one of its sides is a small hole which creates an image of the outside space on the opposite side of the box.     

This is a drop in event, booking is not required. For more information please phone 0151 236 6768 or email     

David is also leading a pinhole photography workshop:

All events are part of our Festive Photo Fayre, which runs from 16-20 December 2015. Check out the full programme here:

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